John F. Kennedy: The King of Camelot

The world is silent “Camelot” has fallen at the sound of a shot heard around the world. A great man has been silenced and a generation is brought to a standstill, for a nation has lost a great leader and the world a hero. And who was this man who had influenced the world with his political charm and strives for change? The man of the hour is John Fitzgerald Kennedy. On May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts one of America’s most beloved presidents is birthed into The Kennedy Family, a socially and politically prominent family residing in Massachusetts. Named after his mother’s father, John Fitzgerald Kennedy would go on to become one of the most influential president’s to grace the oval office. His parents Rose and Joseph Kennedy, were members of Boston’s most prominent Irish catholic political parties and would go on to have a total of nine children, Johnathan being the second ( this generation of Kennedy’s would become one of America's most famous political families). As a child John or “Jack” as his family called he was an ill child weakened by childhood diseases. On February 20, 1920 at the tender age of two years and ten months old Jack became ill with Scarlet Fever, a highly contagious and then life-threatening disease. Although Jack recovered, he was never truly healthy always suffering from one ailment after another, unfortunately sickness would always be remain a constant roadblock in his life plaguing him throughout college, military service, his tenure in Congress, and the presidency. As a consequence of constantly being sick, Jack was forced to live in the shadow of Joe Jr. his older brother. Not only would Jack be affected by his poor health but also by his behavior in school. The Kennedy’s a... ... middle of paper ... ...te House, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. . SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on John F. Kennedy.” SparkNotes LLC. 2005. Web. 9 Apr. 2014. "Examining the Presidency of John F. Kennedy." - For Dummies. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. . "Political Upheaval." Political Upheaval. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. . "John F. Kennedy: Childhood, Illness & Harvard." Ed. Shmoop Editorial Team. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. . "Camelot." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014. .

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