35 - Jonh F. Kennedy

35 - Jonh F. Kennedy - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 3/25/07 JOHN F. KENNEDY I. President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy A. May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963 II. States: A. Massachusetts born B. Washington, D.C. [MA] delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. He attended Choate prep school from 1931-1935. 2. During the summer of 1935, he attended the London School of Economics. 3. He enrolled in Princeton University in the fall of 1935, but a reoccurrence of jaundice forced his withdrawal in December. 4. He went to Stanford University from 1936-1940. 5. He studied briefly, 1940-1941, at Stanford Business School. B. Occupational 1. Military Service a. Kennedy served in the navy, during World War II → rising from the rank of ensign to lieutenant (1941-1945) 2. Congressional a. He worked briefly as a journalist (following his discharge from the navy) b. U.S. Representative (1947-1953) i. Massachusetts' Eleventh District ii. While in the House, Kennedy maintained a moderately liberal voting record and he was on the House Education and Labor Committee. He remained aloof of party structure, and he won a reputation as something of an iconoclast, and he caused waves in the house when he lashed out against the American Legion. c. U.S. Senator (1953-1961) i. He served on the Government Operations Committee, the Labor and Public Welfare Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee. He consistently voted for pro-labor legislation, he was critical of Cold War diplomacy (especially Secretary of State John Foster Dulles), and he warned of the "Red tide of Communism" threatening Southeast Asia. IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1961 – 1963 (died in office) V. Prominent issues in each election A. The dominant issues were the economy and the Communist challenge. B. "Let's get America moving again" was Kennedy's main theme.
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C. Nixon, referring to Kennedy's youth and limited experience, warned that the presidency was no place for on-the-job training. D. Nixon forbade his staff to raise the issue of JFK's religion, but still some worried whether Kennedy could keep his secular duties separated from his religious affiliations. E. Kennedy was aided by a well-organized voter registration drive lead by Rep. Frank Thompson, who sent some 200,000 volunteers into working-class and minority neighborhoods. F F. From August 29 - September 9, Nixon laid on his back recovering from a knee infection that resulted when he banged his knee on a car. G. 215 million people saw Kennedy or Nixon on the television, and the televised debates between Nixon and Kennedy drew an audience of 70 million. Nixon probably lost the election during these debates because, not only was he a less proficient speaker, he also didn't look as good, leading to a stronger pull for Kennedy. VI.
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