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1 John F. Kennedy  President of the United States and Human Rights Activist

2 J.F.K.  He was born on May 29, 1917 in Brooklyn Massachusetts.  He lived in Brooklyn for his first 10 years in his life.  He was voted “most likely to be president” in his high school yearbook.  He attended Harvard college.

3 What he did?  Besides being president, J.F.K. worked to provide an easier life for  He also worked in the movement of the civil rights.  He also helped create the peace corp. Peace corp helps promote peace and friendship around the world.

4 The presidential election  In 1960 J.F.K ran for president.  He was in the Democratic party.  He won the election with 303 votes but only 269 were needed to win. He won the election by 34 votes.

5 Family  He was married to Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953.  He and his wife later had 3 children.  His first child died shortly after it was born, but his other two children were named Caroline and John Jr.

6 This is a picture of his family.

7 Assassination  J.F.K. was assassinated in Dallas Texas at 12:30 pm on November 22, 1963 while on a political trip to Texas.  He was shot twice, in the neck and head, by Lee Harvey Oswald and was declared dead at 1:00 pm.  He is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.  His grave is lit by an eternal flame.

8 Famous quote  "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”  This was his quote in his speech when he was sworn in as 35 th President of the United States of America.

9 Facts  He was third in the list of the most admired people in the twentieth century.  Caroline is the only surviving member of the Kennedy family.  His favourite color was green.  He was only president for three years.  His right leg was ¾ of an inch longer than his left leg.  He was the first roman-catholic president.

10 More facts  Kennedy won the Pulitzer prize in 1957 for writing his book “Profiles in Courage”.  He was the first president to also be a boy scout.  C.S. Lewis died on the same day Kennedy was shot.  He could say 350 words in a minute.  J.F.K. had a sister who was mentally impaired.

11 Even more facts…  His friends called him Jack.  His favourite poem was “I Have a Rendezvous With Death” by Alan Seeger  He was the only president to appoint their brother to a cabinet post.

12 J.F.K. and his daughter Caroline. J.F.K.’ son John

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