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John F. Kennedy
Transcript of John F. Kennedy
By: Mitchell Larson
Kennedy had a rough childhood he was never very healthy. He had whooping cough, scarlet fever and measles. His dad always pushed Jack ( he was known by jack in his family) to be the best at whatever he did. He was very lucky child, his father pulled all of their money out of the savings account just before the stock market crash in 1929. Other children did not have servants or summer homes like the Kennedy children did.
Kennedy was a Harvard business school grad. He said that the only experience of the great depression he had was reading about it in books. Jack tried to join the army but got shut down until his father stepped in and got him into the navy as a small torpedo boat commander. Johns boat was sunk while receiving injury he swam to shore withe the 10 survivors one of which was not able to swim from injury Kennedy dragged him by his life vest. His leadership earned him a purple heart
life before president
Kennedy was president from January 20, 1961- November 22, 1963. He announced his candidacy for president on January 2, 1960. Jack faced a difficult race against Richard Nixon. Kennedy won by a narrow margin less than 120,000 votes there were over 70 million votes cast becoming the first roman catholic president in the United States.
Road to President
He had many accomplishments in his presidency one of which was putting a man on the moon by 1970. Another was stopping Cuba from launching long range nuclear missiles on the United States. He established the peace corps, which is a government organization that helps other countries that are in need recovering from disasters like in Nepal.
life during presidency
“Ask not What you can do for your country but ask what you can do for your country.”
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
"John F. Kennedy." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 May 2015
"John F. Kennedy." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 May 2015.
Olugbemiga, Ayobami. "JFK's Top 5 Political Accomplishments." Mic. N.p., 20 Nov. 2013. Web. 22 May 2015.
The Kennedy Family
The Kennedy family was very big there were 4 brothers and 5 sisters the brothers are Joseph, John, Robert and Edward. the sisters were Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patrica and Jean. They all died except for Jean.
Many, People. "Kennedy Curse." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 May 2015.
The Kennedy curse was a bunch of events that were very unfortunate that happened to the the Kennedy family over 71 years. They were major like deaths and and insane things members of the family had happen to them. Some of them were Joesph P. Kennedy Jr. was flying when his plane exploded and he died. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated when he was a U.S. senator.
At about 12:30 pm. bullets hit Kennedy's neck and head. At 1:00 pm. Kennedy was pronounced dead. Just before that a Catholic priest came to do dieing rites. They caught the killer Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 25 Lee Harvey Oswald was scheduled to be transferred from the police station to the county jail. Millions of americans watched on their TVs as Jack Ruby shot Oswald from point blank. Lee Harvey Oswald died 2 hours later at Parkland hospital.