John Kennedy


John Kennedy Essay, Research Paper


John Fitzgerald was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May

29, 1917. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940. Which

led to some of his earlier political successes. Some came from when

he ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1946, and

was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1952. In 1953 he married

Jacqueline Bouvier. During recuperation from spinal surgery,

Kennedy completed Profiles in Courage (1956), for which he won a

Pulitzer Prize in 1957.

Kennedy attempted to win the Vice-president presidential

nomination and failed; Kennedy began to plan for the presidential

election in 1960. He won the nomination on the first ballot. He

campaigned with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson his running mate,

against Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican nominee.

The issues of defense and economic standards were raised in four

televised debates. Kennedy won the election with 113,000 votes out

of 680,000 cast. Kennedy s wit and charm earned him considerable

popularity at home and abroad. Every president must endure a

gap between what he would like and what is possible he once said.

In the fall of 1963 Kennedy began to plan his strategy for

re-election. On November 22, at 12:30 p.m., while riding in an open

limousine through Dallas, Texas, Kennedy was shot in the head and

neck by a gunmen. Kennedy was rushed to the Parkland Memorial

Hospital, were efforts to save him failed. Chief Justice Earl

Warren concluded in September 1964 the assassin was Lee Harvey


The state funeral of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was

watched on television by millions around the world. He was the

youngest president ever elected and the first Roman Catholic. John

F. Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Kennedy

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