The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

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What is a legacy? Is it strictly a visible, touchable object? A legacy is not just an object that people can see; it can be a dream or an idea. Although his life came to a tragic end, John F. Kennedy was one of the many presidents that served his term of presidency with compassion and dedication, and also, he left behind an unforgettable legacy to live on for the generations to come. His legacy was both an idea and dream that still affects many Americans today, as he led people to believe that he would make peace between countries. “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty”…show more content…
After he had returned home, he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (“Life of John F. Kennedy”). His brother Joe always had an aspiration to be President of the United States. His death, however, altered Kennedy’s plans after the military. So he planned to put his brother’s and family’s dreams into action (“John F. Kennedy”). Succeeding the military was the political aspect of Kennedy’s life. This is the intriguing part of Kennedy’s life considering later in his political career, he became “bored”. In 1946, he decided to run for the House of Representatives in the district of Boston, Massachusetts. When he won the election in, it gained him much influence in the Democratic party because most frequently, the Republicans would gain most of the power in the both of the Senate and the House. He remained frustrated by the fact that he wanted to make a difference in the world, but he could not because most people did not pay much attention to the House of Representatives (“John F. Kennedy”). The motivation he gave to winning the election shocked many people. However, later when he became president, it would comfort most citizens considering motivation is a vital characteristic for someone who wants to do exceptionally well in life. Although he was around his younger 40’s, he still suffered from illnesses just like in his childhood. This may have caused him to be

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