President John F. Kennedy

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Our Nation’s 35th President

Andrew Hogenson
History 112
June 15, 2015
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the USA and served at that position only for three years as at the end of the third year he was assassinated in Texas. Even though his presidential term was not long, it was significant, mostly with the strong opposition against the USSR (in a person of its Prime Minister of that time, Nikita Khrushchev). President Kennedy’s name is associated with the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall. Also, initiating the Project Apollo, establishment of the Peace Corps, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and of course he was successful in preventing the Nuclear War during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From my point of view, although the 35th President of the US made many mistakes, he was successful in this position and left a significant track in the history of the USA.
According to Kennedy’s biography, “despite his father 's constant reprimands, young Kennedy was a poor student and a mischievous boy”. His father even wrote to John in attempt of encouraging the son: “If I did not really feel you had the goods I would be most charitable in my attitude toward your failings ... I am not expecting too much, and I will not be disappointed if you do not turn out to be a real genius, but I think you can be a really worthwhile citizen with good judgment and understanding”. However, young John

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