After Kennedy’s successful handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he finally regained the swagger he had when he ran for president, it was time for Camelot. It was really only then, in 1963 that he decided it was time to deal with Civil Rights, a difficult topic within his own party. Kennedy decided to try to push the Civil Rights Act. In order to get the southern wing of his party on board he flew to Dallas to join his VP in kicking off a campaign. It was on this trip that his life was taken.