He won the election and as Congressman voted for Truman's welfare programs, including expanded social security benefits, aid to veterans, and old-age benefits. In 1952, Kennedy upset the veteran Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge by winning his seat in the US Senate. He and his family began working tirelessly for his presidential nomination as early as 1956. In 1956 Kennedy almost gained the Democratic nomination for Vice President, and four years later was a first-ballot nominee for President. Millions watched his four television debates with the Republican candidate and current Vice President, Richard M. Nixon.
He defeated his opponent Henry Lodge, who was a popular and experienced legislator. After the 1956 Presidential election he decided to try to run for the upcoming 1960 Presidential election. In 1960 John Kennedy ran in the Presidential Election. His opponent, Richard M. Nixon, was a popular person, he had previously been the vice-president under Dwight Eisenhower. Together they became the first Presidential opponents to debate face-to-face on television.
For six months he then served as a secretary to his father, who was the U.S. ambassador of Great Britain. JFK joined the navy in 1941, and he was sent to the South Pacific two years later. As a matter of fact, he escaped death in battle, and he was later on awarded the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps medal for heroism. His back, which bothered him since he was a teenager, continued to trouble him for the rest of his life. 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.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented war.
In 1946, he was elected to the U.S. Congress, representing a district in greater Boston. Kennedy, a Democrat, served three terms in the House of Representatives, and in 1952 he was elected to the U.S. Senate. In 1953, he married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. The following year he had a serious operation on his back. While recovering from surgery, he wrote a book about several U.S. senators who had risked their careers to fight for the things in which they believed.
He attended Groton, an impressive preparatory school in Massachusetts, and received a BA degree in history from Harvard in only three years. In 1905, he married a distant cousin, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt next moved to New York City and studied law at New York's Columbia University. He passed the bar examination in 1907 and left school without finishing his law degree. For the next three years he practiced law with a major New York City law firm.
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. In 1946, the twenty-nine year old John F. Kennedy won an election into the U.S. Congress representing a working-class Boston district. Serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives he earned a reputation as a conservative Democrat. He was re-elected in 1948 and again in 1950 until 1952 when he ran for the U.S. Senate defeating Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., a Republican from Massachusetts whose family had a long line of history in politics. That same year, he met Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party; she was a twenty-four year old and writer for the Washington Times-Herald.
Megan Bull Research Paper Thomas March 6, 2014 The Corruption of Richard Nixon: Quaker Boy to Resigned President Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was raised in a farmhouse in Yorba Linda, California. Born January 9th, 1913. He was raised in a Quaker family that ran a lemon farm. After moving to Whittier, Nixon attended Whittier High School, and showed himself to be an excellent student. He excelled in history and civics.
I. Kennedy and The Cold War A.The Election of 1960- As President Eisenhower's 2nd term drew to a close, a mood of restlessness arose among voters. 1.Kennedy and The Canidate-Kennedy intered the race with a well-organized campain, the backing of his large family, and a handsome look and charisma that appealed to voters. 2.Televised Debate- a milestone of the campain was the 1st televised debate ever between presidental canididates. 3.Kennedy and the King-Hearing of King's arrest, Kennedy called King's wife. B.Crisis of Cuba-The 1st test of Kennedy's foreign policy came 90 miles off the coast of Florida.
The family returned home in 1939 and John graduated with honors in 1940. He wrote his graduating thesis and expanded it into a book Why England Slept. A few months before the Pearl Harbor incident, John tried to enlist in the army, but because of his bad back, he was not accepted. He was let into the Navy, however. After exercise, he was commissioned as commander of a torpedo boat.