President Kennedy became president in 1960. He ran against Richard Nixon and won even though it was an extremely close race. He strongly believed in religion and was the first catholic president. JFK was the youngest to ever be elected at the age of 43. Kennedy was known for his good looks and charismatic attitude. His slogan while running for president was “Get America moving again.” People liked the fact he cared about the issues in the world and took action. Kennedy was the first president to use television in his campaign and strongly believed in civil rights which helped pull in a vast majority of his voters.
John F. Kennedy did a lot for our country although his presidential term was cut short. He had a certain allure to him that Americans liked. Kennedy knew what to do to gain the votes of all different types of voters no matter their age, race, or religion. His campaign and presidency have inspired even today’s presidents and presidential candidates in multiple ways. John F. Kennedy was a spectacular man and president that brought a fresh feel to America and who left a legacy that will never be forgotten.
African American activist would say, “His actions were like putting ointment on a burn because it only helps temporarily.” In contrast, plenty of people would stay the opposite. After the Birmingham incident, JFK decided it was time to talk about the Civil Rights movement. He urged the country to hear his plea, “Now the time has come for this Nation to fulfill its promise. The events in Birmingham and elsewhere have so increased the cries for equality that no city or State or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them,” (Document E). After witnessing the horrors at Birmingham President Kennedy could no longer ignore the moral issue nagging at him. He noticed the preposterous actions taking place in the country. In his speech, he described how it is in the Constitution that all men are equal. Therefore, no matter the race nobody, of any power, could judge somebody on something they cannot control. His first efforts were trying to get Congress to desegregate American facilities. Even though during his Presidency no official acts were made, he still did help the Civil Rights movement. Some actions he took as follows, but not limited to, hiring African-Americans to high-level positions, speaking out for integration of schools, he personally ensured and escorted James Meredith into Ole Miss, had Ole Miss integrated, and wrote apologies to those affected by arresting of innocent African Americans. Furthermore, Kennedy put a lot of effort into making America equal for everybody even if he never got to pass an act. Though that may be true, he set the foundation for all of LBJ acts. LBJ followed through on all of JFK’s ideas for the Civil Rights Movement and got them passed into acts. In all this shows that Kennedy put time into making America equal and if he had lived, he probably would have got his ideas made into acts since Lyndon B. Johnson was able to pass his
ohn Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 in Brookline MA. He was married to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He and his wife had four children Arabella, Caroline, John jr, and Patrick. Before coming the 35th president of the United States Kennedy was in the House of representatives and the senate.
Many Americans argue over whether John F. Kennedy was a good president. When simply grazing over the surface, it is easy to assume that Kennedy was indeed a superb president. From having a “perfect” family, handsome face, and possessing exceptional speaking skills, it would seem almost impossible for such an ideal man to have flaws. Only by digging deeper into the late president’s life and political affairs would Americans understand how lacking Kennedy truly was as president of one of the world’s leading nations. Kennedy was sluggish when it came to granting African Americans the rights they lacked and fought so strenuously for, his constant fear of the spread of communism also caused him to focus most of his attention on poor developing countries and less on the country he’s leading, and he also made careless mistakes which came at the cost of many innocent American lives at the Bay of Pigs.
John "Jack" Fitzgerald Kennedy has been a part of the United State's history. Not only because he was one of their many presidents, but also because he made a change. He seemed pretty normal. Not too arrogant, not too shy, but I think he changed many people's opinion about things. He made the people, not only in the USA, but many other places a little bit happier when they watched television. He gave many people hope and peace and the days weren't actually peaceful. A lot of things had happened and many things were about to change. The Cold War was still going on, and they were building a wall across Germany, people were afraid, black people was soon going to get the rights they deserved as a human being and he gave them,
Did President Kennedy deserve to be assassinated? No, but the reason being is because JFK did many important things during his term. Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza. The assassination of JFK was unjust because he supported the civil rights and he also made intellectual disabilities a priority for his new administration, however many people believed he caused destruction.
One of the nation’s youngest presidents to be inaugurated, John F Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is the second son of nine children to Irish Catholic immigrants, Joseph and Rose Kennedy. His father Joseph was an ambitious millionaire who served under Roosevelt as Director of Security and Exchange and U.S ambassador in Britain, which helped fortify the Kennedys influence in politics. Growing up, John F. Kennedy’s poor health never prevented him from exceling in academics. He went to Chaote for high school and then attended Princeton University before he fell ill and then transferred to Harvard. He would graduate with a degree in International Affairs. His senior thesis inspired his novel, Why London Slept and continued writing other books like Profiles of Courage and a Nation of Immigrants. Despite his heath conditions, he joined the Navy in WWII as a PT boat commander and received many awards for his service and bravery (Deahl).
John F. Kennedy was elected in the middle of the Vietnam War and the Cold War. The country had a very low morale at that time so Kennedy made calls to action to stir the American people’s patriotism. To make peace and end war the people have to support the government. Kennedy wants to end the Cold War but the American people hated the Soviets. He
JFK is one of the most favored presidents known to date. Even though his presidency was short lived he made a wide impact on America. John F. Kennedy passed many bills and led the United States through two world crises.
The 35th President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, was an amazing man. John was a President that served in our countries military, funded the program of N.A.S.A, and put bills into congress to desegregate schools and public places. From the second oldest child born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the president that succeeded in giving all Americans the rights they deserved, he truly was amazing. His legacy still impacts people today.
Even though President John F. Kennedy did not fully support the civil rights movement at first because of the fear of losing his voters, he still was the one who planted the seeds for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After the riots in Birmingham he decided to support the movement to its fullest. He supported the March on Washington for jobs and Freedom and had plans to make a stronger Civil Rights Act to our conclusions. He never got to see the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because he got assassinated on November 22nd,
When John F. Kennedy took the presidential office in January of 1961, the United States was at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Kennedy inherited a country that was mostly segregated in the southern states. African American civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. were busy trying to unify the south to allow for all equal rights. Protests, sit-in’s, and demonstrations became a common occurrence as African American people were being discriminated against. President Kennedy used his presidency to help transition a country of segregation to a country of integration.
I think JFK had a good presidency. He had lots to deal with and it seems like he never had a break. I think he did a good job being a president. I think we should remember JFK for all the good things he did for
Over the course of history, there were several key factors into how John F. Kennedy helped to progress the civil rights movement. In the essay by Carl M. Brauer, John F. Kennedy was seen to be a leader and encourager in the civil rights movement. He was an image of youth, with grace and style that charmed his voters. JFK worked towards creating change in the future instead of worrying about the past. He proved to many that he was a strong supporter of equal rights and showed how committed he was to the movement. In the essay by Nick Bryant, John F. Kennedy was