John F. Kennedy

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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. John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. His Father was a multimillionaire, who made is money by banking and stock market as well as dabbling in the film industry and bootlegging liquor. His family later moved to New York, where John attended Connecticut for his high school education and graduated in the spring 1935. John planned to pursue a career in either academics or in journalism, that following year he entered Harvard University and graduated in 1940. He then worked for his father who worked in American ambassador to Great Britain. Then which gave John the material to write “Why England Slept,” and became the best-selling book.” (Petersen 1-3) He was a war hero for saving wounded crewmen. “Following his training with the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron, Kennedy was shipped to the South Pacific into the war against Japan. In March 1943 he received command of a PT boat. That August, when his boat... ... middle of paper ... ... a great leader or an effective president. Perhaps the mystique surrounding Kennedy is related to his untimely death, his charismatic personality, or the "Camelot image" that he and his family portrayed. This War veteran sacrificed many things for this country that most political leaders today wouldn’t care about. It takes a true hero to change the world for the better good. John F. Kennedy is a bittersweet reminder of an innocent era that has long since passed.( Petersen 24). Works Cited "Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Academic OneFile. Web. 22 May 2014. Petersen, Jennifer B. "John F. Kennedy." John F. Kennedy (2005): 1-2. History Reference Center. Web. 22 May 2014. "Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, Jr. (1960-1999)." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Academic OneFile. Web. 22 May 2014.

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