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John F. Kennedy's presidency and legacy

35th president of the United States killed in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963

Last Updated: Nov. 20, 2013

The assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 is seared into the public consciousness.

The shooting death of the president, who was 46 years old, stunned the country and the world. Five decades later, people worldwide can recall exactly where they were and how they heard the news.

Despite a presidency that lasted for just over 1,000 days, Kennedy's impact on U.S. and international affairs continues to be felt.

The interactives below highlight some of Kennedy's legacies. Immediately below is a timeline of some key moments from his presidency. Scroll further down for an interactive map of memorials to the slain leader.

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CBC News’ Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge was 15 when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Mansbridge visited Dallas to look at the impact Kennedy's death had on many in his generation. Why does it still fascinate and haunt them so, even after 50 years?

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Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the Presidency Project

Memorials to John F. Kennedy worldwide

John F. Kennedy's memory has been enshrined around the world. Since his death, multiple jurisdictions have affixed his name to schools, streets and other highly visible landmarks.

The map below illustrates some of the places named for Kennedy around the world. Use the dropdown menu and links above the map to highlight specific types of landmarks and areas with high concentrations of memorials.

Source: Geonames database, National Centre for Education Statistics

John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

The assassination and its aftermath