John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John f. Kennedy, or JFK as he is commonly known as, is an American Politician who served as our 35th president. He was married to Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis and had four children, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr., Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Arabella Kennedy. He served in the senate for 18 years and was president for a little over 3 years because of his assasination in November of 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Fun Facts!

1917 - Kennedy is born in Brookline, Mass.1941 - Kennedy joined the U.S. Navy during World War II.1952 - Kennedy is elected to the US Senate.1960 - Kennedy is elected president.1961 - A U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs tails.1961 - congress approves the Peace Corps.1962 - Cuban missile crisis almost leads to nuclear war.1963 - Agreement to end most testing of nuclear weapons is signed.1963 - Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Tx.

- In 1946, Kennedy ran for the House of Representatives at the age of 29 and won. - Kennedy is the 2nd youngest president! - In 1957 Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for a book he had written earlier, Profiles in Courage. - Kennedy was graduated from Harvard University. - At 46 years of age, Kennedy became the fourth president to be assassinated and the eighth to die in office. - Kennedy brought the United States out of the Cuban missile crisis and negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 with Britain and the Soviet Union. - He was also responsible for the disastrous attempt to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. - Kennedy's domestic policies were called the New Frontier. - He strongly supported space exploration and the civil rights movement.

Famous Quote

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

John F. Kennedy



Kennedy addresses the nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis


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