Kennedy was born into a wealthy, catholic family on May 29, 1917. He was the second oldest of nine successful siblings. During his early years, despite his future success as a US President, Kennedy was an ill-behaved young child. He was never better than an average student in elementary school, but still attended the prestigious Canterbury school in Connecticut. He was also a very sickly child, and had to miss a massive amount of school. Young Kennedy nearly died several times due to these illnesses.
Kennedy entered college at Harvard University in 1936, and still remained an average student. He was always a handsome man, and very popular among his friends. His main focus at this point in time was women, and sports; however, Kennedy eventually decided to take his schooling seriously. As an upperclassmen, he wrote a thesis about World War II. His paper was so impressive it was published into “Why England Slept.” The book sold more than 80,000 copies, proving Kennedy’s potential.
Upon graduating from Harvard, Kennedy joined the Navy. He later earned a Marine Corps Medal for his “extremely heroic conduct” after leading a group of men to an island after a boating accident. After t...
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...t of the speech was great in many ways, including his ability to make the audience listen, be interested, and be excited for the words to come.
President Kennedy, one of the most influential, and admired presidents in our countries history, unfortunately, only made it three years into his term after being assassinated at a parade in Dallas, Texas. He was shot on November 22, 1963, in the presence of many Americans, including his wife. JFK, making history again, was the youngest president to die. Although his death was sudden, as well as tragic, JFK left a legacy that will always be remembered by Americans. His goal of ,"…a world of law and free choice, banishing the world of war and coercion,” was emerging before his death through his civil rights legislation, American Idealism, and the way he handled the Cuban Missile Crisis. According to Whitehousegovernemnt.com,
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