Famous Americans

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Famous Americans


-1917-Born in Brookline MA-1940-Graduated Harvard -1943-Earned Purple Heart for Bravery in the Navy-1953- Marries Jacqueline Bouvier-1953-61- Serves as U.S. Senator-1961-Becomes 35th president of U.S.-1963- Assassinated in Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald

JFK stood up to the Russians and forced them to back down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. At this time, the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Under JFK, the Peace Corps. was created. (1961). The Peace Corp. provided technical assistance to foreign countries and sought to develop mutual understanding between Americans and other cultures. During Kennedy's presidency, Alan Shepherd (NASA) became the first American in space.


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John F. Kennedy, known by his family as "Jack" was the second of four children born to Rose and Joseph Kennedy. Personality wise, Jack was playful and mischievous, he was well-liked by his peers. He excelled at the subjects he liked--English and History, but was a mediocre to average student overall. He finally became serious about his education when he developed an interest in politics. While at Harvard he wrote a paper called "While England Slept" that became a best selling book.Jack wanted to make a real contribution, so he fought for seats in the House of Representatives, Senate and eventually President. All his life, JFK struggled with poor health, during one of these times in the hospital that he wrote the book Profiles of Courage. Kennedy's life ended abruptly, a dissapointment to the whole country. This young man had so much more left to give and inspire!

John F. Kennedy


Famous Speech

Please respond to this quote:Do you agree with JFK? What would you add??

"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man (person) are threatened."


Did you know?

John F. Kennedy was an author.


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