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John F. Kennedy

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35. John F. Kennedy Presidency Birthplace & Childhood John Kennedy brought a very different style to presidency. He projected the image of a bold, articulate, and amusing leader who liked to surround himself with talented amateurs.
Kennedy did not hesitate to call junior subordinates directly and tell them what to do, bypassing the chain of command.
Has vetoed about 21 bills.
Kennedy was the youngest presidents of the United States, he was elected at age 43. Platform Kennedy's greatest accomplishments as president involved work with foreign affairs.
Kennedy created the Peace Corps by executive order in 1961.
Kennedy created the Alliance for Progress to foster greater economic ties with Latin America, in hopes of stopping poverty and stopping the spread of communism in the region.
The greatest crisis of the Kennedy administration was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, Soviet Union wanted to drop bombs and Kennedy vowed to defend the United States at all costs.
The most debatable domestic issue of Kennedy's presidency was civil rights.
One of the last acts of his presidency and his life, Kennedy's bill eventually passed as the landmark Civil Rights Act in 1964. Education Professional Career While Kennedy was still serving, his older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., was killed in action on August 12, 1944, while part of Operation Aphrodite. Since Joe Jr. had been the family's political standard-bearer, the task now fell to John.
In the 1952 election, he defeated incumbent Republican Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. for the U.S. Senate seat.
At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, Kennedy was nominated for Vice President on a ticket with presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson, but finished second in the balloting to Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.
In 1958, Kennedy was re-elected to a second term in the Senate, defeating his Republican opponent
Kennedy continued to suffer frequent illnesses during his career in the Senate. 1961-1963 Presidential Election Interesting Facts Bibliography John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Both the Fitzgerald and the Kennedy's were wealthy and well known Irish Catholic Boston families.
John F. Kennedy, nicknamed "Jack," was the second oldest of a group of nine siblings.
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, mother, was a Boston debutant.
Joseph Kennedy Sr., father, successful banker and went on to a government career as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and as an Ambassador to Great Britain. John attended many different schools throughout his childhood. He attended The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut for High School.
Older brother Joe had a big influence on him during school.
Studied abroad at the London School of Economics. He was rushed back to America in October 1935 because of serious health problems and was enrolled late into Princeton University for six weeks.
In September of 1936, he was enrolled in Harvard University where he later developed an interest in political philosophy.
He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in international affairs in 1940. Kennedy remains the only American president to win a Pulitzer Prize. In 1960, John F. Kennedy decided to run for president.
Kennedy defeated his main opponent, Hubert Humphrey, in the Democratic Primaries with superior organization and financial resources.
Kennedy faced Vice President Richard Nixon in the general election.
On November 8, 1960, Kennedy defeated Nixon by a razor-thin margin to become the 35th President of the United States of America.
Kennedy won the popular vote 49.7% to 49.5%. The electoral margin was a close finish at 303 to 219 win. "John F. Kennedy." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. "John F. Kennedy Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. Kennedy's Secret Service codename was Lancer. Jacqueline Kennedy's was Lace, daughter Carolyn was Lyric and son John Jr. was Lark. Kennedy was a BIG James Bond movie fan. Kennedy was a speed-reader who regularly read four newspapers cover to cover in 15 minutes. Kennedy read in the neighborhood of 2,000 words per minute with 95% comprehension. Kennedy was very clothes conscious and routinely changed completely twice a day. He changed shirts up to four times. "Odd Facts About John F. Kennedy." Yahoo! Contributor Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. Assassination On November 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Dallas, Texas for a campaign appearance. The next day, November 22, Kennedy, along with his wife and Texas governor John Connally, rode through cheering crowds in downtown Dallas in a Lincoln Continental convertible. From an upstairs window of the Texas School Book Depository building, a 24-year-old warehouse worker named Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine with Soviet sympathies, fired upon the car, hitting the president twice. Kennedy died at Parkland Memorial Hospital shortly thereafter, at the age of 46. In high school yearbook he was voted "Most Likely to Suceed" Had three kids, one died a little bit after birth and the other named John died in a plane crash. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Kennedy got married on September 12th, 1953. They are 12 years apart. Kennedy was one of two presidents who was buried in Arlington National Cemetary.
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