Jfk why the moon

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?


President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In this passage from a speech he gave in 1962, President Kennedy reaffirmed his commitment that the U.S. be first in the exploration of space. Students will read the selection and answer questions on the figurative language and the main idea.