A mass induction ceremony of the youth in Mexico City, Mexico. A huge crowd in front of the National Cathedral. A flag hoisting ceremony in the center. The Mexican Flag is unfurled and raised. The soldiers salute.
People welcome 35th President of United States in Mexico. Policemen ride bikes and people stand on either side of the street to welcome 35th President of U.S. John F. Kennedy. Kennedy in a motorcade. People cheer as he arrives. People crowd on streets. The picture of John F. Kennedy on a building. Kennedy during his speech speaks into the microphone about fighting against communism. A flag of Mexico and United States. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy board an aircraft.
President John F. Kennedy visits Mexico. The President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy moves in a motorcade through the streets followed by a ticker tape parade. Civilians lined up on either side of the street cheer. They hold banners. A luncheon is organized in honor of President Kennedy. The President addresses a gathering. Dignitaries raise a toast. He visits the site of a government sponsored low cost housing project. Residents shake hands with the President. American and Mexican flags flutter in wind from a building. Portraits of Kennedy and Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos placed on buildings. President Kennedy meets Mexican officials during a table conference. They discuss new measures to reduce contamination in the Colorado River. He visits tombs of Mexican Heroes. An archbishop prays for the success of the President's visit during a Mass service. President Kennedy get in a car and heads for an airport.
Cold War era rockets and missiles. Honest John rocket fired at White Sands, New Mexico. B-29 in flight carries a XQ5 Supersonic missile. Nike-Hercules raised on launch stand. XQ5 missile releases and streaks through the sky. Nike-Hercules launched. Polaris missile launched from converted transport ship underway.
Mercury control stations all over world. USAF Rose Knot at sea. At rose knot station: a man on machine, official communicates with Friendship 7. Men at work. People with camel carts outside the station at Canary Islands. At Kano station, people work on transmitting station. At Muchea station, officials talk on headphones, an official smokes cigar. Rotating Earth. Satellite dish. Men, operating control panel at station and talking on headset at Canton Island and Hawaii. Officials work on giant machine at Mexico. In California, men are ready to track John Glenn. In Texas, officials talk on headsets. Personnel operate station at Corpus Christi. In Cape Canaveral, two men control the space flight of Mercury. An official gets printout. Official transmits the information on transmitters Officials on giant machine to Mercury control.
Eleanor Roosevelt championing Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II, as Democratic candidate for President, in 1960, in spite of two prior defeats at the polls. She is seen at an intimate gathering speaking with Stevenson and others. After Stevenson fails to gain the nomination, she supports the Democratic candidate, John F. Kennedy (JFK), with whom she is seen. In another scene, Mrs. Roosevelt stands with Kennedy, and Theodore Sorenson, his advisor and speechwriter. She sits with JFK as his political advisers stand behind them. October 31, 1962, Adlai Stevenson is seen informing the public that Mrs. Roosevelt is gravely ill. She dies on November 7, 1962. On November 10th 1962, mourners, including: Laura Delano, Nelson Rockefeller, Adlai Stevenson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ralph Bunche,Theodore Sorenson, and Robert Wagner are seen walking across a snowy churchyard in Hyde Park,at her funeral. They are followed by Former President, Harry Truman, with wife, Bess and daughter, Margaret. A moment later, President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, accompanied by Secret Service Agents. A NY State Trooper salutes as they walk past to enter the chapel. Mourners gather around the bier as clergy officiate for the burial at Springwood, in Hyde Park. Closeup shows President Kennedy, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, and former President Truman standing together. The eulogy by Adlai Stevenson is heard as a montage of Eleanor Roosevelt images is seen. On April 23, 1963, signs Congressional Act, chartering the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. He speaks about it outside the White House.