A short biography of John F. Kennedy, a Massachusetts politician who served as the 35th President of the United States. Kennedy's presidency came at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. There was also no shortage of domestic issues as the Civil Rights movement gained more momentum. Kennedy seemed to be an ally of Dr. King and other activists, but any large role he could have played was cut short by his assassination.
During a court case involving President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Jim Garrison walks through the path of the single bullet that the Warren Commission claims to have caused 7 bullet wounds to the President.
Jim Garrison talks to a jury during the trial of Clay Shaw and urges it to pursue the path of truth and justice. He states that truth is a threat to power and that justice does not come automatically; it is up to human beings to create justice. Jim reminds the jury of its democratic principles and recalls the famous quote by John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Forrest gets invited to meet President John F. Kennedy at the White House because he's an All-American football player. He describes the perks of the event and drinks a lot of Dr. Pepper. When it's his turn to meet the President, he says that he has to pee.