The assassination of JFK has been argued for many years; the government declared that Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone, but many have different stories. “John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917” (“The White House”). JFK entered the navy in 1943, three years after he graduated from Harvard. After serving his country, John was elected the youngest president ever in 1960. His plan for America was to get the economy booming again.
The Kennedy’s were considered the royal family of politics and the White House was referred to as “Camelot”. He made changes and was about to made more when he was killed. Many students in the United States were told as children about the many accomplishments of this charismatic and influential president. Teachers talk about this man as an important figure to follow. My goal in this paper is to talk about this great man that makes a huge impact in the life of many people.
John F. Kennedy, of Irish decent, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29,1917. He entered the Navy, after graduation from Harvard in 1940. In 1946, home from World War II, Kennedy became a Democratic Congressman and in 1953, he joined the Senate. A "privileged aristocrat," his father's wealth and influence contributed largely to Kennedy's political career. 1 John's father, Joseph Kennedy was a self-made millionaire.
Although JFK did not serve a full term as President he affected our nation in many positive ways and was on the best presidents we ever had. John Fitzgerald Kennedy also known as “JFK” because of his initials was the 35th President of the United States and served in office from 1961 to 1963 ( “John F. Kennedy” ). Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to his father Joseph Kennedy Sr. and to his mother Rose Kennedy. ( “ John. F Kennedy General Summary” ) JFK’s father Joseph Sr. was a wealthy investor and expected John and his brothers to be politically ambiguous at a young age.
His heroic rescue of survivors of his crew won him the Navy and Marine Corps Medal as well as the Purple Heart. In 1953 He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of a wealthy Wall Street broker, they had two children Caroline & JFK JR. In 1946, and with the enthusiastic help of his brothers and sisters won the Democratic nomination to the House of Representatives in the eleventh district of Massachusetts. His mother and sisters organized teas at the homes of voters, while his father furnished campaign funds. 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.
As a senator, he led a fight against abolishing the Electoral College, crusaded for labor reform, and became increasingly committed to civil rights legislation. He made a big difference as a senator. Overnight he had become one of the best-known political figures in the country. In 1960 Kennedy formally announced his presidential candidacy. He was the youngest Roman Catholic to become the president of the United States.
In the speech JFK used several literary terms throughout the speech to identify important parts of the speech. It also interprets hard-line Cold War rhetoric that reduced global politics to an apocalyptic battle between the democracy and communism, and how he plans to get the United States out of the depression we were in. John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kennedy’s young life due was privileged due to his dad’s success. 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.
Prior to 1972, the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. was a lavish hotel with an office and apartment complex. Soon it would become the birthplace of what would become one of the greatest scandals of a presidency. In the 1972 presidential campaign, the Nixon Administration formed the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), lead by Attorney General, John Mitchell. This committee launched a substantial fundraising campaign to generate as much funding as possible before it became mandatory to report campaign contribution. The money would be used to fund any project necessary to re-elect the president, although Nixon was already widely popular among the American people.
During the presidential election of 1960, LBJ lost to John F. Kennedy for democratic nominee, but accepted the position as vice-president. While under Kennedy, he was very restricted. LBJ then took over presidency after the assassination of Kennedy, and easily won reelection in 1964 (O'Brien). During his term, LBJ empowered Americans through his belief in the “Great Society”, but caused the death of 58,000 American soldiers and another 153,000 injured (Murray 62). Lyndon Baines Johnson is the most significant person of 20th century due to his actions regarding domestic and foreign policy, and the effect it had on the world.
In 1930 Nelson Rockefeller graduated from Dartmouth College, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics. After Rockefeller graduated from college, he got married to Mary Todhunter Clark a few days later. Nelson and Mary had five children and then got divorce in 1962. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...d a good friend. In order for Rockefeller to become vice president, he had to prove himself, show how good of a person he was to get recognize and nominated for the Republic nomination.