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Transcript of JFK
- On August 2, 1943 his boat, was rammed by a Japanese warship and split in two. Two sailors died but Kennedy still lived but badly injured his back
- Hauling another wounded sailor by the strap of his life vest, Kennedy led the survivors to a nearby island, where they were rescued six days later
- The incident earned him the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for "extremely heroic conduct" and a Purple Heart for the injuries he suffered - Full Name: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
- BIRTH DATE: May 29, 1917
- DEATH DATE: November 22, 1963
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brookline, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Dallas, Texas
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative - Both the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy
- Irish Catholic Boston family
- Kennedy's mother, Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, was a Boston debutante
- His father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., was a successful banker who made a fortune on the stock market after World War I.
- John F. Kennedy, nicknamed "Jack," was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary siblings - In 1931 JFK enrolls in a school called Choate
- June 1935 JFK graduates from Chate, ranking 64th
- After graduating from Choate and spending only one semester at Princeton due to illness, Kennedy transferred to Harvard University in 1936
- He later graduates from Harvard in 1940
- Then in 1946, at the age of 29, he decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives
- Known by his status as a war hero, his family connections and his father's money, Kennedy won the election handily
- However, after the glory and excitement of publishing his first book and serving in World War II, Kennedy found his work in Congress incredibly dull US Navy John F Kennedy History Of JFK Personal Life Presidential Candidate and President Assassination Party History Political Ideology - Shortly after his election, JFK met young woman named Jacqueline Bouvier at a dinner party and, they were married on September 12, 1953. Jack and Jackie Kennedy had three children: Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Kennedy -- Kennedy continued to suffer frequent illnesses during his career in the Senate
- While recovering from his surgery, he wrote his 2nd book - Bored by the Massachusetts-specific issues, 4 years later he decides to run for president
- Kennedy faced Vice President Richard Nixon in the general election
-On November 8, 1960, Kennedy defeated Nixon by a very thin margin to become the 35th President of the United States of America. - Kennedy created the Peace Corps by executive order in 1961
- Also In 1961, Kennedy created the Alliance for Progress to foster greater economic ties with Latin America - However, the greatest crisis of the Kennedy administration was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Discovering that the Soviet Union had sent ballistic nuclear missiles to Cuba, Kennedy blockaded the island and vowed to defend the United States at any cost. - After several of the tensest days in history, during which the world seemed on the brink of nuclear annihilation, the Soviet Union agreed to remove the missiles in return for Kennedy's promise not to invade Cuba - in September 1962 Kennedy, finally sent a civil rights bill to Congress. One of the last acts of his presidency and his life, Kennedy's bill eventually passed as the landmark Civil Rights Act in 1964. 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. 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.
- The death of President John F. Kennedy was an unspeakable national tragedy Jkf was a very strong supporter of human rights issues including; - The civil rights act
-discrimination based of off ones sexual preference.
-and racism JFK also played a leading role in removing church from the state... because of this he had received multiple threats by the hands of the church. Economy - Loosening monetary policy to keep interest rates down and encourage growth of the economy
- Recovery from the 1958 recession had been very sluggish and unemployment remained perilously high—6.8% just after he took office
- During the 4 years following John Kennedy's inauguration, the US experienced the longest and strongest economic expansion in this nation's modern history--GDP increased more in 4 years than it had in the previous 8 Major Accomplishments Major Conflicts Video Successful or not? The End Cuban Missle Crisis Late April 1962 soviet premier conceived the idea of placing intermediate-rang missiles in Cuba JFK decided to quarantine the island and demanded that the soviets remove all their offensize weapons from Cuba Bay Of Pigs CIA trained cuban exiles to invade their homeland on April 17th/1961 Their goal was to overthrow castro and the establishment of a non-communist government friendly to the USA they failed There is no true answer to this so we came up with a yes/no.
- John Kennedy made a great deal of progress with Civil Rights.
- John Kennedy also did a very good job of handling the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- For example The Egypt Project was started under John Kennedy.
The Egypt Project was essentially an anti poverty project for The Middle East.
- People say that we wasted to much money on the "send a man to the moon mission"
- In the Vietnam war JFK had got himself into getting over 60,000 americans killed
- He had martin luther king on FBI investigation, but later then creates a bill on civil rights. Famous JFK speech about the Truth
(that some say got him killed) Any Questions???