JFK

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John F. Kennedy did many things to improve the United States of America before his untimely death. He impacted everything from the military to the civil rights movement. Kennedy was born to father, Joseph Patrick Henry and mother, Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He had eight siblings Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Robert Frances Kennedy, Edward Moore Kennedy, Rose Marie Kennedy, Kathleen Agnes Kennedy, Eunice Marie Kennedy, Patricia Helen Kennedy, and Jean Ann Kennedy. A picture of young John F. Kennedy Kennedy started his political career when he was elected to join the House of Representatives for the state of Massachusetts. (Arthur 107) Kennedy ran for presidency alongside his future vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson. Kennedy won the presidential election against Richard Nixon. Although Nixon would later become president. Kennedy was a member of the Democratic party. While most Democrats were politically liberal, Kennedy was politically conservative. (Ira) Kennedy was strongly Moore 2 against communism. A myth that Kennedy was politically liberal was spread by Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy's adviser. Kennedy's inauguration was one of the coldest ever recorded. It was so cold that soldiers had to use flamethrowers to clear the roads of snow and ice. (Christine) During his inauguration Kennedy said his most famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”. Kennedy's biggest failure was at the Bay of Pigs. Kennedy however accomplished many things. JFK giving his inauguration speech One of Kennedy's biggest accomplishments was his founding of the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps is an orga... ... middle of paper ... ... but the impact of his death was even greater. “Arguably Kennedy's passing had a more enduring impact then his brief service in the White House” Works Cited Kreiser, Christian M. “JFK Trials, Triumph and Tragedy.” American History 48.5 (2013): 40-49. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 11 Feb. 2014 Ling Peter. “Killing Kennedy.” History Today 63.11 (2013): 50-56. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 1l Feb 2014 Milligan, Susan. “Assessing A Legacy Still In Progress” U.S. News Digital Weekly 5.47(2013): 13-18. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 11 Feb. 2014 Schlesinger, Arthur. "Amazon Prime Free Trial." Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy: Michael Beschloss, Caroline Kennedy: 9781401324254: Amazon.com: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014 Stoll, Ira.”JFK Was A Political Conservative.” Time.com (2013): 1. Business Source Complete. Web 11 Feb. 2014

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