John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the start of a new era in human history. He was born on May 29, 1917 in the small Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts. He majored in government and international relations at Harvard University. In 1961 Kennedy served as President until his assassination in 1963. John F. Kennedy influenced and touched the lives of people everywhere through his efforts with the Apollo 11 space mission, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the founding of the Peace Corps.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of The United States. He was more than just the Commander-in Chief to many. For those who admired him the most, he was not just their role model, he was also their hero. But, he was also the only Catholic to hold the highest office of the land. Many groups, especially the Protestants, were opposed to a Catholic president. They feared that the Vatican somehow would become involved in America’s matters, and the Constitution would be changed to make Catholicism the nation’s religion. John F. Kennedy need to show American votes that he could be loyal to both hi faith and the ideals of the Constitution. He worked hard to end religious intolerance and paved the way for future Catholic politicians to become possible candidates for president. He had, in doing this, the greatest impact on religion than any modern president.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. He was named after his grandfather, John Francis Fitzgerald, who happened to also have a career in politics as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He had 8 siblings, three brothers and five sisters. His parents were Patrick Joseph Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. His early life in Massachusetts helped shape him into one of the greatest presidents America has ever had.
“ Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. “ A famous quote spoken by a U.S President whose term of office was cut short by a belligerent man. John F. Kennedy or JFK would grow to become one of the United States’s smartest and youngest Presidents in history. Unfortunately for JFK his life and term as President was cut short after being assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Although JFK did not serve a full term as President he affected our nation in many positive ways and was on the best presidents we ever had.
Benchmark Essay 2 Robert Francis Kennedy, commonly known as Robert F. Kennedy, was one of the most peace-loving, Catholic leaders, that America has ever produced. Robert was born on November 20, 1925, in Brookline, Massachusetts. When he was only two, his family moved to New York, where he would grow up. Robert’s childhood shaped his life religiously and economically. He came from a very wealthy family, and they were always comforted with their money.
John F. Kennedy President John F. Kennedy patriotically took a stance against segregation in America. Kennedy saved many soldiers after an attack in the navy. He was very patriotic, and he went through a lot for us Americans. John F Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. on May 29, 1917 (“Presidential library and museum”).
In January of 1961, John F. Kennedy, or usually known by his initials JFK, became the 35th President of the United States. He was sworn in at the young age of 43, becoming the youngest man elected to office and the first of the Roman Catholic faith. Kennedy, a distinguished man of confidence, was known for his good looks, irresistible personality, and oratory skills. Kennedy is said to have “brought to public life not only the hard assets of leadership, but the rarest capacity to illuminate ideas by the grace of his personality and the clarity of his speech” (Freeman, par 5). Justin O'Neill in his article, “The Day The President Was Shot,” continues the idea stated by Freeman, asserting that “many Americans saw Kennedy as a symbol of hope - and of everything the U.S. could accomplish” (par 8).
The Legacy John F. Kennedy, an American politician, served as the thirty-fifth president of the United States of America, from January 1961 up until November 1963, and had a major impact on politics, economics, and American culture. The epoch was filled with political tensions and was on the verge of World War, and Kennedy’s ailments only intensified the struggles he had to overcome as the President. Although Kennedy was overwhelmed with a heavy load of societal and political issues, Kennedy served as a motivational and unifying figure in a time of chaos. He was able to carve a path for the development of the United States of America and ultimately left a lasting impact on our government, with the creation of the Peace Corps, instituted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and initiated the Alliance for Progress. John F. Kennedy’s service as President in the 1960’s was plagued with chaos, panic and a rapid shift towards a diplomatic foreign policy, that yielded new proponents and adversaries; yet ultimately the modifications he advocated and actually instigated were fleeting, as they sparked internal and external hostility, disagreement, and resistance from numerous factions, consequentially leading people to ponder whether these issues and dilemmas were responsible for his assassination.
Kennedy was born on May 29,1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. "The other children in the family were Joseph, Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert, Jean, and Edward."(Encarta' 95). "The Kennedys were an active family. With 11 people in the house, someone was always busy. The children took swimming, sailing, and tennis lessons."(Potts, Steve - 7). The Kennedy family had long been active in politics. His brothers Robert and Edward Kennedy also entered politics. Kennedy's both grand fathers had been active in politics. His father was a self-made millionaire. He served as first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Kennedy's family called him jack. He and his older brother Joe were strong rivals. Jack was quiet and often shy, but held his owns in fights with Joe. "The boys enjoyed playing touch football."(The World Book Encyclopedia, 261). His childhood was full of sports, fun and activity. This all ended when he grew up old enough to leave for school.
“We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom, symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning, signifying renewal, as well as change”. President Kennedy ran on the platform of change in America. He was the first president in history to speak of the future and what could happen. Rather than past presidents who addressed issues that needed to be fixed in America. Faced with the opposition of a rising soviet power Kennedy was faced with the task of protecting the county and keeping its people safe. Kennedy spoke with an optimism in his voice referring to America as a limitless power that can change the world. Along with his speech Kennedy also brought many changes to the the oval office and American politics. He was the first Roman Catholic president to be elected int office. Kennedy also started the untied states peace core in order to help bring change to the world. Along with trying to contain the spread of communism. In his third pro President Kennedy addresses that as Americans the torch for protection of freedom and human right has been passed to this new younger generation. Kennedy made a call to the world that weather friend or fo...