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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States.


Meeting Doctor Manhattan

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy met the first real superhero, Doctor Manhattan outside the White House in Washington, D.C.. He asked him what it's like to be a superhero, to which Manhattan replied that JFK should already know and everyone laughed. That year, JFK kept silent his problems with Cuba and didn't ask for Manhattan's help.[1]

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On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade approached downtown Dallas. Kennedy never gave the speech in Dallas in which he would refer to contemporary Americans being "the watchmen on the walls of world freedom."[1][2] Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the presidency upon Kennedy's death. Doctor Manhattan knew that Kennedy was going to be assassinated in Dallas, but felt it would be futile to try to prevent it, as it has already happened in Manhattan's altered awareness of time.[1]


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