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.
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. A year later the two were married having their first child, Caroline, who was born in 1957 and then their second child, John Jr., was born. Even though President Kennedy was possibly the busiest man in the country he still found time to laugh and play with his children.
Ali was a rather poor student, which he blames on his preoccupat... ... middle of paper ... ...ure the release of four kidnapped Americans in Lebanon. Ali also met with leaders in the Soviet Union and Africa and founded the World Organization for Right, Liberty, and Dignity (WORLD). At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the world and his country honored Ali by choosing him to light the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies. In 1999, Ali became the first boxer to ever appear on the cover of a Wheaties box. Ali is the father of nine children and has been married four times.
It could be served in the Maryland assembly by delegate Mark Shriver, nephew of the martyred John Kennedy (and one of 29 grandchildren of Joe and Rose). And it could fall under the growing political hand of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, oldest child of the murdered Robert Kennedy, now Maryland's lieutenant governor and touted for higher office. The Kennedy clan is embedded in American political and social culture of the past half-century like no other family. They arrived at that power base through cold calculation and the blunt instrument of their immense wealth but also because of honorable service to the nation, their reckless exuberance, and glamour and family tragedy beyond measure. The founding father of the clan, Joseph Kennedy, came from immigrant stock with all the eccentric genius and anger of his ruined kin, but he was touched by the magic of America.
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. Kennedy campaigned for and nearly gained the Democratic nomination for vice president in 1956, and four years later was a first-ballot nominee for president. A young, handsome and personable candidate with a beautiful wife, Kennedy enjoyed the friendship and support of many high-profile Hollywood celebrities, who helped raise money for his campaign. Kennedy engaged in a series of television debates with the Republican candidate, Richard M. Nixon, which were seen by millions. After winning the presidency in 1960 by a narrow margin, Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States, the youngest president ever elected, and the first Roman Catholic president.
The pictures of his youth remain the pieces of a national photo album. JFK Jr. was just another seedling of the flourishing family tree that remained tied down through its deep roots of political royalty and legacy. It is these particular roots that have given such a definitive form to the short branch of his life. On November 25, 1960, JFK Jr. became the first infant born to a president elect. As most members of his family, he too, would play a role in the country’s Kennedy obsession.
Dubaya He brought his father's sterling name, degrees from Yale and Harvard, some $13,000 left in his trust fund, and his strongest personal asset — an exuberant charm spiked with wisecracks. Bush never found much oil in Texas, but he slowly found his way. He married and fathered twin girls, quit drinking, began studying Scripture, and made his an unsuccessful foray into the family business by running for Congress. He learned to court friends and political supporters of his father, the vice president. And he hooked up with the oil investors who would eventually help him become managing partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
After working, disappointedly, in this job he decided to join the Navy saying he felt obligated to serve his country. Nixon’s parents did not approve of his decision due to their beliefs as Quakers. When discharged from the Navy in 1946 Nixon decided to run for political office in California. This is where Nixon got his start in the world of politics. Nixon’s childhood shows that he was a good, selfless, hardworking man... ... middle of paper ... ...ection Nixon went on to serve as Vice President for eight years, traveling abroad as a national ambassador.
In 1926 he moved to New York City, Kennedy’s early academic record was unimpressive for a man who would later be arguably America’s most intellectual president. Kennedy was not smart but attended Harvard University due his father’s wealth. A trip to Europe changed president JFK’s eoutlook on education and his cause for life. He spent his summer traveling Europe and returned to Harvard in the fall where he excelled in government and political courses. In 1946 Kennedy began his first of many campaigns for public office known for his slogan “A new generation offers a leader” (Kennedy).
After he got out of Canterbury he went on to Choate, which is an exclusive Connecticut preparatory school. After graduating from Choate and went to Princeton University for one semester then in 1936 Kennedy transferred to Harvard University. While he was there he was proving to be an average student due to his interest in sports and women. He was also very popular with his classmates at Harvard. As he grew older he began taking his studies seriously and began to realize his pot... ... middle of paper ... ... President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine with Soviet sympathies, he fired at the car hitting the president twice, once in the neck, and in the back of his skull.