The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

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Without the leadership of John F. Kennedy, the Cold War would have changed history permanently. His leadership, morals, and composure will forever be admired and be an example to our country 's leaders. John F. Fitzgerald was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. While Joseph Kennedy Sr. worked as Franklin Roosevelt 's Ambassador in the American Embassy in London in 1938, the Kennedy children had the privilege to attended the best schools, go on expensive vacations, and were known throughout the United States. During his adolescent years, John attended many private boarding schools with his brother Joseph. In 1931 while attending Choate Boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut, he was not a great student and he was given special privileges. John used the special treatment to his advantage while in high school. After his graduation from Choate in 1935, John fell in love with politics when their father Joseph Sr. took him on a business trip throughout all of Europe where was given the opportunity to learn first hand from many countries leaders and politicians. When John returned from his summer in Europe he began to attend Princeton University in 1935 where he only stayed for a few weeks before being sent home due to a gastrointestinal illness. Heart broken because his missed his freshman year of college, John applied to Harvard University in 1936. As John excelled in school, his love for conflict and resolution grew more prominent as he studied under the countries best professors. During his time at Harvard he became not known as brother of Joseph Jr., instead he was known for his athletic ability and his love for political philosophy. Before he graduated from... ... middle of paper ... ...eapons underground because he believed it would be a foothold in nuclear disarmament by creating the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The treaty banned all nuclear testing in air, space, and sea. It allowed nuclear testing underground as long as there was no radioactive debris, and it pledged to work toward complete disarmament, an end to the arms race, and end to the contamination of environment. On July 5, 1963 the treaty was signed in Moscow by US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, and British Foreign Minister Lord Home. The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is still active today and has a huge role in our everyday lives. Although Kennedy did not live to finish his first term in office, his influence in the world will always be remember. Without the strong leadership of John F. Kennedy, the Cold War possibly would have ended differently.

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