The life of JFK

The life of JFK

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  • Birth and Family
  • Early life and Marriage
  • Becoming President
  • I will make this country proud!
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on  May 29, 1917, in Brookline Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children, his father was a multimillionaire business executive and financier.
  • New Frontier
  • The future is bright!
  • He first attended Dexter Southfield School in 1927 teachers have that he was like amongst the students. He would later attend Harvard from 1936-1940. He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on the morning of September 12, 1953, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Protecting Civil Rights
  • Everyone on this planet should be equal!
  • He announced his candidacy in January 1960, he won the Democratic primaries in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia. On July 13, 1960, Kennedy was nominated for president, with Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate.
  • Time of Death
  • This was the name for his broad vision of progress. It involved medical care, urban redevelopment, education, and military. It also dealt with humanitarian aid and space.
  • In 1961 the Congress of Racial Equality, a civil rights group, organized people to protest segregation, or the practice of separating people based solely on their race, on buses and trains. When the showdown came, "the Kennedys," as the president and his brother Robert, the attorney general, were known, sent six hundred Federal marshals to Alabama to protect these "Freedom Riders." 
  • Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, he was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald used a rifle with a telescope lens equipped.  Some people believe that there were others involved the shooting but no one really knows.
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