John F. Kennedy 's President Of The United States Essay

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“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can for you – ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was the top rated and popular president the U.S. has ever had. During his roughly 1000 days in office he had an approval rating of 70% with the closest being Dwight Eisenhower with 65%. Since then, 74% of people believe he did an above average or outstanding job while only 3% believe he did a below average or poor job. With all of those facts, November 22, 1963, may go down as one of the most controversial days in the United States of America. President Kennedy was visiting Dallas during his re-election campaign. During a democratic gathering, Kennedy stressed the importance of winning Florida and Texas for the upcoming election. He then planned trips to both states to try to win over the people and also the democratic leaders in those states. First lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy left the White House on November 21 on Air Force One. The President’s first stop was San Antonio where he met Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Governor John B. Connally, and Senator Ralph W. Yarborough. He had a few meetings in San Antonio but ended the day at a hotel in Fort Worth. When he woke up, he had a small rally where he was received very well. After the rally, he and his party made their way to Dallas. The couple was met by hundreds of supporters at their airport and they, and the Connally’s, got into the open

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