The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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This essay contains information about the childhood of JFK, his adventures in politics, and information about his assassination. John F. Kennedy had a seemingly normal childhood, but he also faced many illnesses over a long period of time. John F. Kennedy became a very successful politician during his career, holding several different titles.John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, devastating the american public. Overall, John F. Kennedy was a great american president who led a fascinating life before being tragically murdered. John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph Patrick Kennedy. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was named in honor of Rose’s father, John Francis Fitzgerald, the Boston Mayor popularly known as Honey Fitz ( "Life of John F. Kennedy."). Soon, Family members affectionately began calling this blonde haired, blue eyed baby “Jack”. In February of 1920, Jack caught Scarlet Fever, a highly contagious and potentially life threatening illness. His father spent over a month visiting him in the hospital, until one day Jack took a turn for the better and came home. However, he continued to constantly become ill during his childhood. He attended Harvard university, where his older brother was already a student. While they were attending Harvard, his older brother announced he would become the first Catholic United States President, something no one doubted due to his charisma and drive. Straight out of Harvard, both Joe and Jack enlisted in the United States Navy. Jack was appointed lieutenant and was assigned as commander of a patrol torpedo boat in the South Pacific. On the night of August 2, 1943, Lt. Kennedy’s crew patrolled the waters looki... ... middle of paper ... ... determined, Jack Ruby died of a pulmonary embolism due to lung cancer at Parkland Hospital on January 3rd, 1967. President John F Kennedy was one of the most beloved US presidents to have served to date. He achieved many great things in his lifetime, and would have been able to do even more had his life not been tragically ended by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. To this day, the american public can only hope to learn the reasoning behind the murder of one of the greatest American presidents to ever live. Works Cited "JFK Assassination Timeline." JFK Assassination Timeline Sixth Floor Museum. Sixth Floor Museum, n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. Kennedy, John F. Quotations of John F. Kennedy. Bedford, MA: Applewood, 2008. Print. "Life of John F. Kennedy." - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.

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