The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

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Born in 1917, John F. Kennedy grew up in a wealthy family with influence both politically, and economically. His grandfather was a famous politician, his father a billionaire, and his brothers he grew up with would go on to become well known politicians. Growing up in a family like this, it would appear hard to distinguish yourself, however, JFK would go on to surpass them all by becoming the 35th, and perhaps most beloved president of the United States. As president JFK was popular. He was young, handsome, and articulate, this ultimately led him to defeat Richard Nixon in the general election. As a president did a lot in the few years he had in office such as, putting a man on the moon, helping us avoid nuclear warfare, promoting peace, and bringing civil rights to the forefront. Had JFK gotten to serve out his term, and potentially a second, the world would be a better, more peaceful place especially if he was able to make the impact on arms limitations he set out to do. Unfortunately his assassination led the world in the opposite direction. Speaking History John F. Kennedy is quite the speaker. On the website American Rhetoric alone, JFK has 7 of the top 100 speeches in American history, with 2 of those speeches in the top 10. What makes JFK’s speeches so important is the time that they were delivered, and the impact they had. When JFK was in office, America, and other countries were in fear of the Soviets, and nuclear destruction. What JFK brought to the people was a

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