John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. He grew up in a family of political leaders and then became one himself. During his lifetime he had many accomplishments, both personal and political; he had a beautiful wife, and a wonderful family, he wrote award winning novels, started the Peace Corps, and he broke the barrier between us and the Soviet Union, among many others which will be discussed later. Nearing the end of his term of president, Kennedy was visiting Dallas, Texas to campaign for the next election. During a campaigning motorcade, his open convertible limousine was approaching a field known as Dealey Plaza when shots rang out. The shots were thought to have come from the seven- story Texas School Book Depository. The shots were fatal for President John Kennedy. John Kennedy was a very influential leader of the 1960’s and will remain a hero forever. John Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts on May 27, 1917. He was born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. John was the second oldest in his family of nine children. He was named after his grandfather, John Fitzgerald. His grandfather was elected mayor of Boston in 1905. His father, Joseph Patrick was a
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wealthy business man, and an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and also the US Ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940. As you can see he was destined to be a successful leader. As a young boy JFK was called “Jack” by his family. He and his family moved to New York when John was 10 years old. They spent summer months in Hyannis, Cape Cod. His family often traveled to other states and countries. He attended an elite prep school, Choate High School in Connecticut, he graduated in 1935. he then went on to Harvard College and graduated from there in 1940. In 1941 he joined the Navy, he became commander of a PT (patrol torpedo), assigned to the battle in the Pacific against the Japanese. During one night, Kennedy’s boat was rammed by a large enemy boat, two of the thirteen crew men were killed, and the rest, led by Lt. Kennedy swam to a nearby deserted island off of the Solomon Islands. They managed to survive, mostly by eating coconuts until they were rescued a week later. Kennedy engraved a message in a coconut shell and it was found by Naval Officers. After W.W.II was over, he had to decide what to do with his life, he possibly wanted to be a teacher or writer, but he decide to run for a political office. In 1946 he was elected to the US Congress, representing a
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large area in Boston. Becoming a congress man at the age of 29. He was a Democrat, he served three terms, or six years in the House of Representatives. In 1952 he was elected to the US Senate. Kennedy barley missed being picked for the Democratic part’s candidate for Vice President in 1956. He started a long campaign to become president in 1960. At a convention on July 13, 1960, Democratic chose Kennedy ad their Presidential candidate. Kennedy asked Lyndon B. Johnson, a senator from
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