John F. Kennedy’s beginnings
These words said by a powerful president, who had helped this country not only be successful but a very strong country. John F. Kennedy said these words to tell Americans, you need to care for your country not just yourself. John F. Kennedy was not only a president but he was in the U.S. Navy, which I think means he has pride in his country and was willing to do anything he could do to make it a better place. In chronological order I will discuss John F. Kennedy’s life, his problems and struggles that made him a stronger man, and Kennedy’s accomplishments that helped change this country and the world.
John F. Kennedy’s life in chronological order
John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1917 …show more content…
John F. Kennedy died on November 22nd 1963, in Dallas, Texas. He had flown to Dallas for a campaign appearance. He had been riding in a presidential convertible motorcade, with his wife and the governor of Texas. They had been riding through cheering crowds in downtown Dallas when he was assassinated and shot by Lee Harvey Oswald.
John F. Kennedy’s problems and struggles John F. Kennedy had problems before and after he became president, such as having to deal with illnesses and surgery on the other hand having to deal with the Civil Rights Movement. John F. Kennedy had a lot on his plate. One of his earliest struggles had to deal with Scarlet fever, a dangerous illness. Scarlet fever is an infectious bacterial dieses, causing a scarlet rash which is very contiguous. Kennedy also had surgery; he had surgery on his back to end his constant back pain. He also went through being diagnosed with Addison dieses: something that disordered his adrenal glands. In order to sustain this, he went through lots of medication. John F. Kennedy had also had to deal with the Civil Rights Movement. He says it was a “moral crisis” for America! Kennedy struggled to handle the soviet influence. He struggled to change the south where whites controlled state governments. One of his biggest struggles was to give all Americans the same rights. John F. Kennedy also struggled with the Bay of Pigs invasion. The failed Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt to incite the popular rise
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,
Kennedy served two terms in the U.S House of Representatives. John also ran for U.S senate to beat the Republican incumbent and he won the seat (“John F. Kennedy: Life Before the Presidency”). JFK was a well known conservative Democrat for all of his political career, which contributed to his nomination as the Democratic party's candidate. He was also known for speaking his mind and knowing when to change things. For example, he was frustrated with the senate so he left and ran for president eventually winning (“Biography of JFK”), “If JFK wanted something done he would do it himself”(Hodgson). JFK’s strong leadership was one of the contributing factors to his
Kennedy had many accomplishments during his short presidency. One of these accomplishments was in regards to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He played a lead role in figuring out how to settle this with the Soviet Union. He also abolished the federal death penalty in 1962. He initiated Project Apollo which ended up accomplishing landing the first humans on the moon between 1969-1972!
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of United States, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. His father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., was a wealthy investor who wanted his sons to be important figures in American politics. Joseph Kennedy Sr. always favored his oldest son, Joseph Jr., to achieve his family's long time ambition to become a President of the United States. However, his eyes turned to John, after Joseph was killed in battle during World War II. John knew he was going to be the replacement for his brother; only way to make his father happy was to become an important figure in American politics. In November of 1946, JFK was elected to the House of Representatives from the State of Massachusetts. He served in the
President Kennedy was forced to face the civil rights as a persuasive cause. He was for racial equality, but did little to support it. President Kennedy felt that the Freedom Riders were a nuisance and he
Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had a parallel life pattern, which makes their lives an even greater mystery. First, JFK was elected one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln. As far as the world could see, they both impacted the black community from freeing the slaves to embracing civil rights. But even to this day in the South, anyone or public figure trying to help the African American society will face the fate of death. The South has
Kennedy’s speech was one of inspiration and hope. He wanted to win the confidence of his citizens by delivering a short speech filled with noble ideals (Matheson 11). President Kennedy starts his inaugural address by exclaiming his understanding that America was very different from that of the nation’s predecessors. The President also wanted to send out a warning to all other nations by letting them know that with him as commander-in-chief, America would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and success of liberty”(Kennedy 609). Basically he was stating that he would not think twice about using all possible forces in order to preserve peace and prosperity for the United States. He further goes on to offer his support to developing countries by pledging to help them help themselves but with a special stipulation. He warned these nations to not lean on America’s success but to form their own freedom when he stated, “remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought to find power by riding on the tiger’s back inevitably ended up inside” (Kennedy 609). Of all the very remarkable things that this president stated the thing that resonated with me was his backing of the United Nations which would have ultimately dissolved had we not given our support. As stated earlier, our nation was in an atomic war with the Soviet Union and the citizens of the United States were
JFK started many movements and made many critical decisions during his presidency. The Civil Rights movement is just one of the things he dealt with. He proposed a new bill that would help with the issue of racism all over the country. He believed that everyone had the right to “enjoy a good and happy life in the United States” (Life of John F. Kennedy). He also was involved with the space mission Apollo (John F. Kennedy in WWII). In the race to get to the moon, Kennedy made the decision to ask congress to proceed with the mission. He believed that if the nation wanted to keep its dominant position, they had to make it to the moon (John F. Kennedy). By setting his good example with his beliefs and kindness, he made America a better place to be in the long run. Without his example and influence, things would be very
The late president John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can” (“John F. Kennedy” BrainyQuote.com). Kennedy was a young and fresh political figure at the time of his election in 1960. The thirty-fifth president of the United States was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the youngest president ever, as well as the first and only Roman Catholic president (Bass, et al.). His presidency was shortened by an assassin on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy preceded his presidency with a term in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1953) and a term in the U.S. Senate (1953-1961) (“John F. Kennedy” History.com). Kennedy, a
Civil Rights activist believed Kennedy was not focusing enough on domestic issues happening in the United States. Many people fail to understand the United States was dealing with a great deal of turmoil domestically and internationally, during the Kennedy Administration, and as the Chief Diplomat, the Kennedy main focus would have been foreign relations and not domestic. The Bay of Pigs Invasion was one of the first international the Kennedy Administration was forced to deal with. The Bay of Pigs originated in President Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration but was carried out a few months after Kennedy was sworn into the Presidency. The Bay of Pigs was supposed to unseat Communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro, however, it was a great failure.
November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy rode along the streets of Dallas, Texas in an open top motorcade. The president’s vehicle turns onto ELM ST. passing the Texas School Book Depository. When the limousine turned onto ELM ST. Nellie Connally turned to look at President Kennedy and said, “You sure cant say that Dallas doesn’t love you, Mr. President.” Ironically, a few moments later President Kennedy was shot, and the waving stopped. The cheering turned into panic. Fear and confusion filled the eyes of everyone. A similar thing happened to his brother Robert (Bobby) Francis Kennedy. On June 5, 1968, after RFK won the Democratic primary in California, an assassin or multiple ones shot RFK as he passed through the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. The two brothers died in their strive to change the world through politics. However, their deaths were not mere coincidences or random acts of violence. The two assassinations contained a history and events that led up to the deaths.
Kennedy played a role in reinventing American politics for the better. President Kennedy took office during one of the most troubling and darkest times in American history. The Cold War between democratic and communist countries was becoming more aggressive, and the United States and the Soviet Union possessed enough nuclear weapons to destroy not just cities or countries, but the world multiple times. In American cities, racial tension was on the rise. An increasing number of black Americans had begun to fight for equal treatment, and white segregationists promised to deny these rights, using any tactic they could think of, they would use violence if necessary. These acts soon let to the desegregation of the United States, this was a gigantic turning point in American history, it is where the phrase “All men are created equal started to finally live up to its meaning. These acts of protest quickly spread through the country do to media sources, such as; newspapers and television, which now was in color.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Texas, the fourth United States president to die by an assassin's bullet. The state funeral of President Kennedy was watched on television by millions around the world. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.