1969, man steps on the moon and to think that our species has been somewhere once thought to be untouchable. Regardless of sovereignty, ethnicity, or race, it was the pinnacle of technical innovation and coming together as a nation to make the unthinkable, thinkable. However, this massive achievement wasn’t just accomplished because of discovery and scientific merit, it was accomplished because of the blood that was shed because of the cold war between the Soviets. The rise of communism was something that all countries feared and former President John F. Kennedy expressed this through his address at Rice University on the Nation’s Space effort and captivated the public to fight communism by strengthening America’s technological efforts and putting a man on the moon. Trying to mobilize the American population required inspiring a new generation of baby boomers who would soon become the frontline soldiers in the war against the communist powers.
John F. Kennedy was the shining symbol of America after president Eisenhower left office. He was the youngest president ever elected, fought ...
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- One of the best Presidents of all time is John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy was born in Brooklyn Massachusetts and went to school at Harvard University; he graduated in 1940.In 1953 he married Jacqueline or Jacky Lee Bouvier. Whenever Kennedy passed Jacky re-married. Kennedy changed many people’s lives he changed the way we all see things, he created NASA the space Program. He was the youngest president to be ever elected in the 1900’s. His family was huge and Kennedy had many siblings later on in his life he had a few kids of his own.... [tags: assassination, 35th president]
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- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also more commonly known as JFK, was born May 29th, 1917. On this day he was well unaware that he was going to become the youngest president elected and the 35th president of the United States of America. He was unaware that situations would arise that would test him as a man, and of all the decisions he would have to make for the greater good of mankind. This paper will review the basics of Kennedy’s life, but analyze Kennedy through one of the more notable situations of his presidency, the Cuban Missile Crisis.... [tags: cuban missile crisis, assassination]
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- If asked to name the “best” American president since 1960, I would personally respond with John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Although the first term of his presidency was curtailed following his assassination on November 27, 1963 he was able to accomplish substantial tasks and exercise worthy ideals during his two years of presidency. Judging by his average approval rating, (in addition to many other factors) which was over seventy percent at the time of his death, John F. Kennedy was able to procure the support of the American people during his time as president.... [tags: Richard Nixon, President of the United States]
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- When John F. Kennedy took office in 1961, he shook hands with Dwight D. Eisenhower- the oldest man to ever hold the office of President at that time. At the same time, Kennedy- at 43 years old- was the youngest man ever elected President. In this way, the election of John F. Kennedy seemed to mark the beginning of a decade of peace, prosperity, and optimism. Today, many people remember the sixties as a time of violence and turmoil. However, the sixties was also a time of dramatic change and reform (Golstein; Lindop) One of the main proponents of this change was the counterculture movement.... [tags: violence, rebellion, counterculture movement]
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- Biography of John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second child of nine children. He lived in the suburbs of Boston but as his family grew his father's income increased and they moved back to Brookline. John had a seemingly happy childhood. He attended private selementary schools where he played sports and games. Though never making the varsity, his father encouraged him to take part in athletics. He was taught by Roman Catholic lawmen at Canturbery School and later spent four years at the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut.... [tags: Papers]
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- ... It was traveling at full speed and headed straight at them. I tried to swerve out of the way, but to no advantage, the much larger Japanese warship hit the patrol torpedo boat with such a great force that it split the boat it in half, killing two of my twelve men. The others managed to jump off as their boat went up in flames. I was smashed hard against the cockpit, once again injuring my weak back. One of my members, had horrible burns on his face and hands and was ready to give up. Thank goodness I managed to find him and I hauled him back to where the other survivors were grasping a piece of the boat that was still floating.... [tags: Politics, Cold War, President]
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- May, 29, 1917, in the wooden three-story house in Brookline, Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the second child in the Kennedy family. Joe Jr. is his two-year older brother. In all, Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Patrick Kennedy would have nine children, four boys and five girls. Before long, family and friends called the blue-eyed baby, Jack. When Jack was three, the family moved to a twelve-room house just outside of Boston. Joseph Kennedy was running his own stock trading business and was working hard to ensure his family a wealthy life.... [tags: essays research papers]
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