Our Fellow American The late president John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can” (“John F. Kennedy” BrainyQuote.com). Kennedy was a young and fresh political figure at the time of his election in 1960. The thirty-fifth president of the United States was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the youngest president ever, as well as the first and only Roman Catholic president (Bass, et al.). His presidency was shortened by an assassin on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
“ 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.
His tactics of peaceful protest won him much praise and when he was killed in 1968, the non-violent protests faded out and were unable to continue without him, deepening the impression that he was an essential leader. However, his perverse private life and some of his actions has led his leadership qualities to be questioned. So, does King deserve the acclamation he receives from the majority of people for being a great leader, or was he just an ineffective pacifist? Martin Luther King certainly has many attributes that can support the claim that he was a great leader. He has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom before being assassinated in 1968.
The presidents are different in almost every approach to a complication. John F. Kennedy and his assassination will always be remembered by those who lived in that time period as well as those who study it. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the use of his administration supplied him with one of the most successful presidency that the American people have seen. Dwight D. Eisenhower ended the Korean War and created a useful department that still helps people today. The American people may never see a president as competent and valuable as these three.
The Space Race is remarkably similar to that of the arms race because of the parallel between the creation of the atomic bomb and the goal of reaching the moon. The United States’ bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki effectively established its place as the technologically superior nation; however, major milestones in space achieved early by the Soviets damaged America’s reputation. In 1957, Soviet scientists shocked the world by successfully launching the Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, beyond the Kármán Line (the boundary of space). This amazing breakthrough “rattled American self-confidence. It cast doubts on America’s vaunted scientific superiority and raised some sobering military questions.” This blow to national pride along with the fear that the Soviets could potentially launch ICBMs from space led to “Rocket fever”.
Google Maps: a decade of transforming the mapping landscape. Retrieved from The Guardian Web Site: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/08/google-maps-10-anniversary-iphone-android-street-view Hawkins, A. J. (2017, September 29). Elon Musk’s idea for commercial rocket travel on Earth would be a logistical nightmare. Retrieved from The Verge Web site: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/29/16385026/elon-musk-spacex-rocket-transportation-point-to-point Howell, E. (2015, May 2).
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.
He was the youngest Roman Catholic to become the president of the United States. His two most cherished projects were the big income tax cut and his civil rights measure. Kennedy influenced me in a positive way. I learned that anything is possible if you put your mind even though you use to be nobody. He succeeds against all odds and he fought aggressively even though he was seriously physically ill. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Dallas, Texas.
Owen also represents Kennedy as a man who couldn’t really be judged as a president because of his short time in office. Kennedy may not have had a long term but he surely is one of the most remembered and inspirational presidents of the United States (338). Works Cited Owen, Dean. November 22, 1963 Reflections On The Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. 2013.