Essay about The Death Of Robert F. Kennedy

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The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and its effects on the modern world. Robert Francis Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925 in Brookline Massachusetts. He was the seventh child, and third son of Rose Fitzgerald and Joe Kennedy . "I was the seventh of nine children," he later recalled, "and when you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive."( Alden Whitman, 2001).Compared to his brothers, Robert or Bobby as they all called him, was smaller and he struggled to match his brothers athleticism. As a child Robert had a robust enthusiasm for history. It was his favorite subject in grammar school. At the age of 11, Robert wanted some independence so he got his own newspaper route.( Joe Geringer,1995).…show more content…
for President Kennedy's cabinet. During his stint as Attorney General he won praise for his effective and nonpartisan administration at the Department of Justice. He launched several successful investigations into organized crime. During his reign as Attorney General convictions for organized crime rose 800%. (Alden Whitman, 2001). He was an avid advocate for the rights of African Americans.He was very dedicated to making sure that African American had a right to vote, could use public facilities, and could attend public schools. During a speech in 1961, he committed to civil rights for all citizens of the United States. "We will not stand by or be aloof. We will move. I happen to believe that the 1954 [Supreme Court school desegregation] decision was right. But my belief does not matter. It is the law. Some of you may believe the decision was wrong. That does not matter. It is the law." In 1962 he sent US Marshals to make sure that African American students could go to the University of Mississippi (Alden Whitman, 2001). The Civil Rights Act of 1964, that he helped create, was passed after his brother was slain. He was praised by the African American community and angered many white voters. After the death of his brother Robert resigned as Attorney General and successfully ran for the Senate. As a Senator he established many programs for the needy. He created the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to

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