John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 26 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. His parent name is Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy and they were Irish Catholic Boston families. John F. Kennedy, nickname “Jack’’ he was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary sibling.
John went to a school called Choate it is a boarding school for adolescent boys in Connecticut. John had graduated from Choate and entered Harvard in 1936. In the late 1937 Mr. Kennedy John’s dad was appointed United States Ambassador to England and stayed there with his family. Because of his job John became interested in European politics and world affairs (Life of John F Kennedy). At the age of 36 years old he married 24 year old Jacqueline Bouvier, on September 12 1953 at ST. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. After their honeymoon in Mexico, the Kennedy’s returned to Washington D.C. Early on in their marriage, Senator Kennedy Suffered crippling pain in his back from football and wartime injuries and had two operations. (Life of John F Kennedy)
In 1956 John F. Kennedy became a popular politician and was picked to be a Vice President. Kennedy decides that he would like to run for President in the next election (Life of John F Kennedy). In 1957 while Senator Kennedy’s was recovering his back surgery he wrote his first book about several U.S. Senators who had risk their careers to fight for the things they believed in and that same year his a little girl named Caroline (Life of John F Kennedy).
On Nov. 8, 1960 John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard M. Nixon by just 0.1 percent in the popular vote (Network). So on January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th President of the United States (Life of John F Kennedy).
Kennedy inspires all Americans to be more active citizenship "Ask not what your country can do for you," he said. "Ask what you can do for your country.” By the end of the century over 170,000 Peace Corps volunteers to serve in 135 counties (John F. Kennedy Biography).
President Kennedy was also eager for the United States to lead the way un exploring space. The Soviet Union was ahead of the United States in its space program and President Kennedy was determined to catch up. He said “ No nation which expected to be the leader of other nation can expect to stay behind in this race for space”. (Life of John F Kennedy)
Also in 1961 Kennedy created the Alliance for Progress to foster greater economic ties with Latin America. (John F. Kennedy Biography). Kennedy was the first President to congress to approve more than 22 billion dollars for Project Apollo which had the goal to land an n American man on the moon before the end of the decade (Life of John F Kennedy).
In 1954 John F Kennedy had to deal with a lot more serious problems here in the United States the one of the problems that he had to deal with is the segregation in the public school so they would be no longer only white and that he was gone make black and white go to the same school together (Life of John F Kennedy). By June 11, 1963 President Kennedy decide that it was time that he had to take stronger action to help the civil right struggle. Kennedy proposed a new Civil Right bill to the Congress and he went on TV asking Americans to end racism. (Life of John F Kennedy). On that same day John F. Kennedy had gave a speech about the Civil Rights of blacks Americans. He had spoke about black and white Americans coming together and being seen equal.
Thousands of Americans joined together people of all races and backgrounds to protest peacefully this injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the famous leaders of the movement for civil rights. Many civil rights leaders didn’t think President Kennedy was supportive enough of their efforts. The President believed that holding public protest would only anger many white people and make it even more difficult to convince the members of Congress who didn’t agree with him to pass civil right laws. (Life of John F Kennedy)
Blacks were second-class citizens, and white South was determined to keep it that way. In the North, black Americans also faced discrimination (although it was more subtle) in housing, employment, and education. But from 1961-1963 the focus of civil rights activity was on the South. The fundamental prize sought by the civil rights movement of the early 1960’s was something that black America had never known. (Life of John F Kennedy)
Across the nation, more than 70 percent of Africans Americans voted for Kennedy and these votes provided the winning edge in several key states. When President Kennedy took office in 1961 Africans Americans had high expectations for the new administration. But Kennedy narrow election victory and small working margins in Congress left him Cautious.
On November 22 1963 when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office John F Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullets as his motorcade wound thought Dallas Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President and was the youngest to die (Sindey). Soon after President Kennedy’s death Kennedy wife Jacqueline married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
After his death 1975 she embarked on a successful career in publishing. On May 19,1994 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis died in her New York City home. She was laid to rest beside President Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C. (Life of John F Kennedy). Within a few hours later of the shooting the police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald and charged him with the murder.
On November 24 another man name jack ruby shot and killed the man who shot John F. Kennedy. (Life of John F Kennedy). President Kennedy death caused enormous sadness and grief among all Americans. Most people still remember what there were and what they were doing when they heard the sad news about John F. Kennedy death. Thousands of people gather in Washington for the President Funeral and millions throughout the world watched it on TV. (Sindey).
Oswald was spotted leaving the scene of shooting and was later confronted some distance away by police officer J.D Tippit (John F. Kennedy Biography). Oswald would never see a trial for his alleged crimes. On November 24 1963 the 24 year old Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby. Ruby stated that he acted out of outrage over Kennedy’s assassination. (Lee Oswald Biography). The official Warren Commission report of 1964 concluded that neither Oswald nor Ruby were part of a larger conspiracy, either domestic or international to assassinate President Kennedy. (History) .
In October 1966 the Texas Court Of Appeals reversed the decision on the grounds of improper admission of testimony and the fact that Ruby could not have received a fair trial in Dallas at the time. In January 1967 while awaiting a new trial to be held in Wichita Falls Ruby died of lung cancer in Dallas hospital.
In 1978 the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in a preliminary report that Kennedy was ‘’probably assassinated as result of conspiracy “that may have involved multiple shooter and organized crime. The committee finding as with those of the Warren Commission continue to be widely disputed. (History).
As the years have gone by and other president have written their chapters in history , John Kennedy’s brief time in office stands out in people ‘s memories for his leadership, personally, and accomplishments. Many respect his coolness when faced with difficult decisions like what to about Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962.
Others admire his ability to inspire people with his eloquent speeches. Still other think his compassion and his willingness to fight for new government programs to help the poor the elderly and the ill were most important. Like all leader John Kennedy made mistakes but he was always optimistic about the future He believed that people could solve their common problems if they put their country’s interests first and worked together. (Life of John F Kennedy).John F. Kennedy had made so much history doing the civil rights with Martin Luther king Jr that he decide to have his on club called the JFK and Disabilities