History Tip of the Day – July 5th

President John Kennedy speaks about the missiles in Cuba, October 22, 1962

There is no day and no night in the White House as the Cuban confrontation escalates. Now Kennedy appears on national television to inform America about the missiles in Cuba—and what he plans to do about them. “The 1930s taught us a clear lesson: aggressive conduct, if allowed to grow unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war. . . . Our unswerving objective, therefore, must be to prevent the use of these missiles against this or any other country and to secure their withdrawal or elimination from the western hemisphere. . . . Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right.”