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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy also known as “JFK” because of his initials was the 35th President of the United States and served in office from 1961 to 1963 ( “John F. Kennedy” ). Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to his father Joseph Kennedy Sr. and to his mother Rose Kennedy. ( “ John. F Kennedy General Summary” ) JFK’s father Joseph Sr. was a wealthy investor and expected John and his brothers to be politically ambiguous at a young age.
"Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy." Appendix 13. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy spent about 1000 days as President. He was an influential Senator, and a war hero. He was one if not the most loved Presidents, but he was also one of the most hated. The weirdest part about John was that if he had been reelected in 1964, he did not want JBJ as his vice-President, something that has never happened before. Another memorable thing about John, was that he was a father first, and a President second.
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His presidency was shortened by an assassin on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy preceded his presidency with a term in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1953) and a term in the U.S. Senate (1953-1961) (“John F. Kennedy” History.com). Kennedy, a charismatic and energetic leader, was loved by the American people. He had many plans for his time in office, some of which he was able to personally achieve, while others were left to his vice-president, Lyndon B. Johnson. Although his life was tragically cut short, John F. Kennedy left an indelible mark on the United States of America in and out of the oval office.