John F Kennedy Essay

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Did the assassination of John F. Kennedy have a lasting impact on the life of citizens in America or were his actions insignificant in comparison to other presidents in terms of the future of the United States? John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, was the second youngest of nine children from parents Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald. His parents were very religious irish-catholics and this in-turn had an effect on their children’s characteristics. The Kennedy’s were quite affluent, this made life for the children much more opulent. The parents expected extravagant futures for their children, especially John. His family lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, a town just outside of Boston. They were very relevant in the irish community of Boston and also the church. “John’s father worked relentlessly at becoming a successful businessman, but there was a lot of prejudice against Irish Catholics in Boston at that time, however Joseph Kennedy was determined to earn at least a million dollars before he turned the age of 35. The Kennedy children enjoyed swimming, sailing and also playing touch football”(JFKLibrary). They did not know it at the time but, some of them would grow to be the most prominent figures in American politics. John F. Kennedy would go on to serve in the House of Representatives, and also the Senate just before becoming the President. He is one of the few people whom have ever served in both the House and the Senate. His brother’s Robert would become an attorney general for the U.S. and Ted would become one of the most known and powerful Senators in American history. John would grow up with wits and ambition. He attends ivy league schools like Princeton and Harvard until he finishes school and decides to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ntly increased the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. On November 22nd, 1963, it was said that Nikita Khrushchev himself mourned the death of a great man and went to the US embassy to sign a condolence book, he also now dreaded the requirement of having to deal with the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson. JFK vowed to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and put an end to the space race for all. It wasn’t until July 21th 1969, that JFK’s promise to safely send and return a man from the moon was completed, officially ending an over eight year long space race with Russia. The great deeds of JFK are still look upon as some of the most influential decisions that have improved the United States for the better. He is widely remarked to as one of the best presidents to ever live, and he also has the highest average approval rating of 70.1%.

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