John F. Kennedy Essay

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John F. Kennedy

The election of 1959/1960 was one of the closest fought elections
of all time. Although this sounds like a good thing it is not as this
means that just under half of the American voting population did not
want Kennedy to be president of America and this was a an image and
credit problem for Kennedy.

The main reason that Kennedy got into power was because of the black
population. He promised his black voters a civil rights policy and an
end to poverty and segregation. The main problem that he faced on
these fronts was his own party. Kennedy's party was opposed to
spending money on pretty much anything as later he would find out
especially spending money on the black community and
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John F Kennedy's brother Robert
Kennedy (Attorney General) was waging war on the mafia especially on
the big mafia bosses that had taken a stranglehold on the poverty
stricken parts of the states and because of this the mafia had vowed
revenge " if you remove a dogs tail the head will bite you but if you
remove a dogs head the tail will die to. " Often the mafia are
connected with the killing of JFK because of statements like this that
were made.



Kennedy Coursework Assignment
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4. After JFk's death his reputation grew immensely for many different
reasons. The first and one of the biggest reasons in my view was
because of the presidents that cam after him. After Kennedy came LBJ
although at first LBJ was not a bad president start of with as he used
his ' honeymoon' period well to finish Kennedy's work his downfall was
the Vietnam War. Although LBJ did not bring the USA into the war it
was seen as his war. This led to his resignation due to the failure of
the war and the number of young Americans that died in the war. The
following president was Nixon and at the outset he was not a bad
president either and was looking for peace, but in the end the truth
came out and so did the truth about the Watergate scandal.…

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