Analysis Of President John F. Kennedy 's Short Term As President Of The United States

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Synthesis Essay- President John F. Kennedy MSgt Corey B. Kennedy Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy For two years and ten months, America had a visionary leader that inspired a generation to achieve things as a country once thought impossible. For two years and ten months, America had a president that used ethical leadership in decisions that impacted not just the United States, but the world as a whole, and left a lasting legacy. There are a many defining moments from President John F. Kennedy’s short term as President of the United States. This essay will discuss President Kennedy’s visionary leadership and in particular, how he used that leadership to unite the country for interstellar endeavors such as the…show more content…
President Kennedy displayed many visionary leadership characteristics detailed in our Module 4 learning, Full Range Leadership. Foremost, he used transformational leadership to inspire followers by establishing goals and challenging them to reach and exceed those goals. During his speech at Rice, his words instilled inspirational motivation and idealized influence by publically accepting a challenge on behalf of the people, setting the expectation of getting it completed by 1970, and re-affirmed that the nation was capable of overcoming any obstacles. His goal was achieved on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Module 's ladder and onto the Moon 's surface. Unfortunately President Kennedy wouldn’t live to see his dream realized; however, without the Visionary Leadership he displayed, it may have never been achieved. Ethical Leader President Kennedy displayed ethical leadership qualities when making decisions that shaped the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the US teetered on the edge of nuclear warfare with the Soviet Union. According to the novel “One Thousand Days - John F Kennedy in the White House,” in October 1962 an American spy plane photographed Soviet Union

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