Lisbety Robaina Professor Feiler English 4 12 May 2014 John F. Kennedy: The Youngest President in the United States John F. Kennedy was the youngest man that was elected as a United States president. Also he was the first Roman Catholic who served in the office. In his childhood he spend good times and was member of a rich family who helped him to be that famous person, but at the end was a dark time that “for many Americans, the public murder of President Kennedy remains one of the most traumatic events in memory—countless Americans can remember exactly where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been shot. His shocking death stood at the forefront of a period of political and social instability in the country and the world” (“American President…”). The Kennedy’s were considered the royal family of politics and the White House was referred to as “Camelot”.
Stevenson's loss “helped set the stage for one of the most dramatic and memorable presidential campaigns in U.S. history” (Mehltretter). In the 1960 elections, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic nomination despite his youth, lack of experience and his Catholic faith (JFK Library). His opponent, Richard Nixon was the vice president of an administration popular with Americans and had significant experience in foreign affairs (Mehltretter). The 1960 Election was also overshadowed by rising tensions between the Soviet Union and the Uni... ... middle of paper ... ...ry & Museum, n.d. Web.
John F. Kennedy once said “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” John was a hero because he put the people and country before himself even if that meant to putting himself personally on the limb. “John F. Kennedy was the youngest man ever to be elected President of the United States of America. He entered in January of 1961 at the age of forty-three. With good looks and two beautiful young children, the nation watched the family with adoration, pride, and curiosity, despite John’s well-publicized adulterous behavior. Startlingly after only the 1,000 days in office, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, becoming the youngest President ever to die in office; it was also marked as the “end of the innocence” in American culture.