Commanding a small motor-torpedo boat in the South Pacific Kennedy and his crew participated to free thousands of islands from Japanese control. While the sailors were sleeping on August, 1943 his boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. With the crew's ten survivors, including one badly burned, they went on a three mile swim to take shelter on a tiny island hiding from the enemies for days until managing to send for help. Because of this Kennedy received the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Valor and a Purple Heart for the rescue of his crew and the injuries he received, this had made him a hero. After the Navy, Kennedy worked for a short time as a reporter for the Hearst newspaper while he began his career in politics with the hopes from his father of one day becoming president after the death of his brother Joseph who was killed in the war.
By the end of the war, his brother Joe, who was expected to be the first Kennedy to run for office, had been killed in the war. Now the family's political expectations passed on to John, who had originally planned to carry out an journalistic or academic career. He was expected to run for office and to win, which he did actually. His political career begun as Congressman in 1946, when he first represented the state of Massachusetts. He received almost twice the amount of votes as his Democratic opponent.
After the war, Kennedy worked for several months in 1945 as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers, covering a conference in San Francisco that established the United Nations. In 1947, he became a Democratic Congressman from Boston, and in 1952, successfully campaigned against Henry Cabot Lodge in Massachusetts to advance to the Senate. He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953, and the couple had two children, Caroline Bouvier (born 1957) and John Fitzgerald (born 1960). Another son, Patrick Bouvier, died shortly after birth in 1963. While recuperating from back surgery, Kennedy wrote Profiles in Courage (1956), a study of courageous political acts by eight United States senators, which won a Pulitzer Prize.
After exercise, he was commissioned as commander of a torpedo boat. In 1943, during a night operation, his boat was rammed and cut in half by a Japanese destroyer. John’s back was reinjured, but he gathered his crew and swam to a near by island. One of the crew was so badly injured that he had to be dragged and pulled. They swam for five hours.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January 30th, 1882, the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. His parents and private tutors provided all of Franklinâ€™s formative education. Roosevelt attended Groton, a prestigious preparatory school in Massachusetts between the years 1896-1900; he received a BA degree in history from Harvard University in only three years (1900-1903). Franklin next studied law at New Yorkâ€™s Columbia University. When he passed the bar examination in 1907 he left the school without taking a degree.
Roosevelt's popularity and success in naval affairs resulted in him being nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party. However, Republican Warren Harding got into the presidency, and Roosevelt returned to private life. In the summer of 1921 Roosevelt contracted poliomyelitis, which is infantile paralysis. Despite efforts to overcome his crippling illness, he never regained the use of his legs. With the encouragement and help of his wife, Eleanor, and political close friend, Louis Howe, Roosevelt resumed his political career.
In 1936, John graduated from Choate, where he ventured into his first year at Harvard, where his brother Joe was already a student. After graduating from Harvard, John joined the Navy with his brother. Jack was made Lieutenant and assigned to the South Pacific as commander of a patrol torpedo boat, the PT-109. Lieutenant Kennedy had a crew of twelve men whose mission was to stop the enemy Japanese ships from delivering supplies to their soldiers. On August 2, 1943, Kennedy and his crew were patrolling the waters looking for enemy ships to sink and suddenly a Japanese destroyer traveling at full speed towards them became visible.
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.
Research Paper John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected president and to die president. Kennedy was an extraordinary man born on May 19, 1917 and became president in 1960. He did not know of his inevitable fate three years later in Texas. Kennedy seemed to be a favorite to all of America. Kennedy was a great president who had his own thoughts and ideals which caused him to have enemies that led him to his assassination.
However, the 1992 election marked the end of his reign; he lost by a great margin to democrat William J. Clinton who may I add was later impeached! 	George Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts to Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Prescott Bush worked in an investing firm, but ended up moving his family to Connecticut where he later on developed a strong interest in politics which led to his position as Senator of Connecticut. Bush had three brothers and one sister who were all brought up strictly and well-mannered. He attended private Greenwich Day School and exclusive Phillips Academy where he was indeed popular.