The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

1129 WordsJan 28, 20185 Pages
Little Presidents relate in life and none in death. Most people know John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States, the youngest president, and one of fewest presidents that was killed. But what was JFKs legacy? JFK was born on May, 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, a quiet, clam suburb in Boston. As a child John F. Kennedy was mostly referred to the name "Jack," by friends and family. His parents, Rose and Joseph Kennedy were too involved with social rank and their place in Boston's high standard society, but made an effort to afford Jack and his siblings with the best opportunities out there. By far, the Kennedys enjoyed a high standard. Life that included all types of fun activities like sailing, summer homes, amazing meals, and high quality boarding schools. Despite the family’s wealth and importance, Jack's childhood was not always so great. In the beginning of 1919, as a young child JFK started to suffer from a continuous stream of illnesses, most of them were life threatening. Just three months before his third birthday, Jack got scarlet fever and was sent to the hospital, where he had to stay for two months. Even though he made a full recovery, Jack's scarlet fever only caused the domino effect of even more health problems. During his childhood and early teenage years, he suffered from a bunch of diseases: here are a few of the many…diphtheria, appendicitis, whooping cough, jaundice, asthma, and pneumonia. Careccia 2 During JFK’s teenage

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