The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

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In Houston, Texas, America’s thirty-fifth and first Catholic president of the United States died from two bullet shots to his skull, on November 22, 1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy had not even served a full term of presidency when the assassination took place, and was in the middle of campaigning for a second term. Near the beginning of JFK’s presidency, back in 1961, he saw greatness in the new generation, as they were the key to improving America. Kennedy wanted to create peace, discover new sciences, and end the ongoing feud with the Soviet Union. Once the president famously stated, “ ...And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not…show more content…
Since the Soviet Union held nuclear weapons with Cuba, this posed a threat to the United States because the country was only 90 miles away. The actions the President had taken for the two global situations allowed the country to judge and watch Kennedy’s every move. Kennedy was popular with many citizens in the U.S., but he posed as a threat to some. Lee Harvey Oswald, the man to take responsibility for Kennedy’s death, was a former Marine in the United States, but left after two court maintained reports of violence and withholding illegal firearms. He later moved to Russia so he could take part in the Soviet Union 's actions. Under strict supervision, the government of Russia finally allowed him to live in the city of Minsk. In 1962, he returned to the United States with his new wife Marina Prusakova and got a job working at the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the building where Oswald will shoot three bullets from his rifle. Oswald was a narcissistic man who believed he would be the one to change the United States for the better. Lee Harvey Oswald’s interest in the idea of communism continued to grow stronger, directing his feelings towards Cuba for support. Oswald’s stand communism will be one of his main vendettas towards the president of the United States. It was a bright and sunny day in Houston, Texas when John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie Kennedy exit Air Force One at Love Field airport. The president and his wife greeted the enthusiastic crowd of

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