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John Fitzgerald Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachussetts, on May 29, 1917. Graduating from Harvard in 1940, he entered the Navy. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy, despite grave injuries, led the survivors through perilous waters to safety.His Inaugural Address offered the memorable injunction: "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country." As President, he set out to redeem his campaign pledge to get America moving again. He wished America to resume its old mission as the first nation dedicated to the revolution of human rights.


35th President of the U.S From 1961-1963Assassined in Dallas, Texas 1963

He sent an american to the moon, he saw the U.S. as a country of prosperity and knowledge as he said in his speech: "...I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

Lasting Impact

He sent the first Human to set foot in the moon.


-Kenedy, Robert F., Jr. "John F. Kennedy's Vision of Peace." Rolling Stone. N.p., 20 Nov. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.-Freidel, Frank, and Hugh Sidey. "John F. Kennedy." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2013. .

John F. Kennedy



Historic Speech to Congress


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