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John F. Kennedy Seth Brown 3B Ms. Preville January 15, 2015 “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
Background of JFK Date of birth- May 29, 1917 Place of birth- Brookline, Massachusetts Date of death – November 22, 1963 Wife- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Children- Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, and Arabella Kennedy Education- Harvard College, Choate Rosemary Hall, Princeton University, Canterbury School, Riverdale County School Interesting facts: JFK was the first president to dance with black women at an inaugural ball. Kennedy gave all his $100,000-a-year White House salary to charity. Kennedy was the youngest person ever elected President. The Army medically disqualified Kennedy from service. Kennedy feared running for re-election against Mitt Romney’s father.
JFK’s Experience Political Experience: Democratic U.S. House of Representatives (1947–1953) Represented Massachusetts in Congress U.S. Senate (1953–1960) Military Experience: Served in WWII (1941-1945) Served in U.S Navy Earned the ‘Purple Heart’ medal On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's boat, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. Kennedy gathered his surviving crew members together in the water around the wreckage. Kennedy on his navy patrol boat, the PT-109. (above)
JFK’s Presidency Elected- 1961 Ran against- Richard Nixon Vice President- Lyndon B. Johnson Years as president- 3 years (1961-1963) Accomplishments of presidency: Prevented nuclear war with the Soviet Union Set goal to put a man on the moon Established the Peace Corps Established the Navy Seals "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space." -President Kennedy, Address to Congress on Urgent National Needs, May 25, 1961
Life After Presidency John F. Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30pm on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling in his motorcade. The killer was Lee Harvey Oswald. Jackie Kennedy moments after the assassination (left), Lee Harvey Oswald (middle), JFK’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery (right)
Summary John F. Kennedy was a good president. Although his presidency was cut short, he accomplished many things. He is the reason that we have NASA, for he made the goal to get to the moon. JFK also wanted to end segregation. When he was assassinated he was in the process of getting a civil rights act signed. Also, he helped us evade nuclear war. His greatest strengths were helping the people. He did many things to establish protection such as the navy seals. His weakness was the inability to protect his self, so he was assassinated.
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