John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest president ever to be elected, the first Roman Catholic president, and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Although, he didn't get the chance to live out his term and possible another one, he changed the entire world. No other president was so popular, especially with the young people.
John F. Kennedy was born May 29th, 1917, child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy. John had eight brothers and sisters: Joseph P. Jr.. Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia, Robert F. Jean and Edward M. All of the children were born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
John grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. John once said, "life is unfair," but for him the statement was not true. He had a great childhood. Coming from a wealthy family let him do what most kids couldn't. That still didn't keep him from behaving like other kids. He and his brothers and sisters all took place in things such as sailboat races, tennis matches, or even just a simple game of touch football.
All family members were always encouraged to get involved with government issues. Small talk wasn't allowed at the Kennedy dinner table 2. They discussed world and national issues. The impact of these discussions wouldn't be seen until later. Joseph and Rose were trying to prepare their sons for public life and prepare their daughters for marriages to distinguished young men.
In 1937, the Kennedy family moved to Great Britain so that John's father could become the American ambassador there for three years. John stayed in the United States for an education at Harvard University. John was a very good student at Harvard, yet he didn't make the high grades that his brother had. So, John joined two clubs and spent most of his time working on a newspaper published at Harvard, "Crimson"3. When he had finished his school term his father decided to let him tour Europe. When he was there he started to become interested in wars and politics, after noticing Hitler's actions. John went back there the following summer and saw how Hitler never gave up and continued to strengthen his army.
He knew of the war that was soon coming. The Un...
... middle of paper ...
...were being dismantled. Kennedy was a hero, he had avoided nuclear war and possibly World War III. As a result of him displaying courage and strength.
On November 22, 1963, The President and Mrs. Kennedy were in Dallas, Texas. They were trying to win support from the state that Kennedy had barely carried in 1960. AS the President approached an underpass, two shots were fired. One bullet passed through Kennedy's neck and struck Governor Connally in the back. The other bullet hit the president in the head. His car sped to Park land Hospital. At 1:00PM he was pronounced dead, he had never regained consciousness. Less then 2 hours after the shooting, on the residential plane, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th president of the United States.
That afternoon, Lee Harvey Oswald, who was employed in the warehouse, was arrested in a movie theater and charged with murder. On November 24 the body of President Kennedy was carried on a horse drawn carriage from the White House to the Rotunda of the Capitol.10 Hundreds of thousands of people filed passed the coffin of the president. The grave was marked by an eternal flame.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, he was born in 1917 on May 29th, being born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts. Additionally, he I 'd the grandson of Fitzgerald, John Francis, the mainstream leader of Boston, he also went by "Honey Fitz". John, Alison going by "Jack" was the age of 3 when he contracted Scarlet Fever for which he was hospitalized for. Way back then it was extremely infectious and destructive, he was on the verge of kicking the bucket. He was hospitalized for a full month for this incident.... [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]
859 words (2.5 pages)
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917 and died in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Regarded as their father 's favorite, JFK felt continuously overshadowed by his older brother, Joseph Kennedy, Jr. JFK joined the Navy, where he commanded PT-109, a Patrol Torpedo boat, in the South Pacific. After a Japanese destroyer rammed his boat, he became a hero for his efforts in saving his men in August 1943. In November 1946, Massachusetts elected JFK to the House of Representatives, where he served until 1952.... [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis]
1767 words (5 pages)
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, born May 29, 1917, became the 35th President of the United States January 20, 1961 and served his country until November 22, 1963 when he was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas (Freidel and Sidey 35). Despite his short tenure in office, President Kennedy will be remembered for the hope he brought to the people of the United States. Kennedy’s commitment to encouraging goodwill and service, to blocking communism, to protecting civil rights, and his commitment to exploring space are what make him the “Person of the Century.” From the moment President Kennedy took office, he urged and inspired Americans to participate in public service.... [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cold War]
1108 words (3.2 pages)
- Who was the killer of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Does anyone know who killed Kennedy. The J.F.K Assassination is a conspiracy wrapped in a conspiracy. Can the people of the world seriously accept what the U.S government has told them that Lee Harvey Oswald solely killed the President of the U.S.A. Evidence shows that it seems possible that the American Central Intelligence Agency could have been involved in the president 's death. All the facts suggest that this assassination was not the work of one, Lee Harvey Oswald, but a higher power.... [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]
1126 words (3.2 pages)
- Lone suspect or conspiracy Decades after the assassination of beloved president John Fitzgerald Kennedy and still no closer to solving the mystery of whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing or if the assassination was conspired by more the one person. Three keys items that will help you the reader take a stance on this subject are the mental stability of Mr. Oswald, a declassified report of withheld by the CIA, and a report saying that JFK 's assassination was supposed to happen in Chicago, not Dallas First a report of the mental instability of Oswald as an adolescence performed by Renatus Hartogs, M.D., Ph.D.... [tags: John F. Kennedy assassination, John F. Kennedy]
1178 words (3.4 pages)
- “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous 1961 inaugural address began one of the most important presidencies in the history of the United States. The 35th president of the United States was like no other, he had a leadership quality that as the quote implies, gave the people empowerment, and held a relationship with the American people different than the prior 34 presidents. Kennedy was born into a very wealthy Irish Catholic family in Brookline Massachusets on May 29, 1917.... [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]
1392 words (4 pages)
- ... Norman Vincent Peale opposed his candidacy on religious grounds. Billy Graham made no secret of his support for Richard Nixon.” Many Protestants opposed the idea of a Roman Catholic president because they were concerned that he might be controlled by the Catholic Church or might make Catholicism the religion of the nation (American President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy). According to Herbert S. Parmet, John F. Kennedy even felt that many Catholic Bishops were upset with him because they did not like either his opposition to federal funds supporting parochial schools or the idea that he was interviewed and questioned about the issues of separation of Church and state and the difference betwe... [tags: president, catholic]
949 words (2.7 pages)
- 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.... [tags: JFK, Biography, Assassination, US President]
1040 words (3 pages)
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy - JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, the second son of financier Joseph P. Kennedy, who served as ambassador to Great Britain during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940, winning note with the publication of Why England Slept, an expansion of his senior thesis on Britain's lack of preparedness for World War II. His part in the war was distinguished by bravery. In August 1943, as commander of the U.S.... [tags: President Kennedy]
1271 words (3.6 pages)
- The Killer of John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, the second of the nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy’s Irish ancestors had immigrated to Boston and his grandfather, Patrick J. Kennedy, was a Boston political leader as well as a successful businessman and saloonkeeper. His maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald was the mayor of Boston, popularly known as “Honey Fitz”.... [tags: Papers]
5434 words (15.5 pages)