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Last updated 11/20/2013 at 1:16pm

Tomorrow will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. While his death and the events that immediately followed are indelible for Americans who were alive then, we should not forget his accomplishments and the tenor of the nation prior to that shocking day.

In 1963, Americans had great faith in our country and our institutions. Yes, there were problems at home and abroad, but there seemed to be a national belief that those problems could be addressed successfully. Kennedy was a World War II hero. Our youngest elected president exuded charisma, humor, in...

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