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Remembering President John F. Kennedy Speaking at Independence Hall, July 4, 1962

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019

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President John F. Kennedy Speaking at Independence Hall in Philadelphia

As the Birthplace of America, Independence National Historical Park has hosted many influential people who have come to celebrate Independence Day (the Fourth of July) in Philadelphia.

On July 4, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke in front of Independence Hall. In his speech, President Kennedy praised the American democratic system which encourages differences and allows for dissent, discussed the enduring relevance of the Constitution of the United States and The Declaration of Independence, and addressed the role of the United States of America in relation to the emerging European Community.

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