Wow.. I'm finally going to my dream school. Harvard is so beautiful!
World War II
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a.k.a. JFK, was born on May 29, 1917 in Massachusetts. His parents names are Joseph Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. Kennedy had an older brother, and seven younger siblings.
Life in Congress
Kennedy always dreamed of attending Harvard. He said "The reasons that I have for wishing to go to Harvard are several. I feel that Harvard can give me a better background and a better liberal education than any other university. I have always wanted to go there, as I have felt that it is not just another college, but is a university with something definite to offer. Then too, I would like to go to the same college as my father."
During World War II, JFK was a part of the Office of Naval Intelligence, and after completing his training, he was assigned to Motor Torpedo Squadron FOUR. Kennedy led three Huckins PT boats—PT-98, PT-99, and PT-101, which were being relocated from MTBRON 4 in Melville, Rhode Island, back to Jacksonville, Florida, and the new MTBRON 14. During the trip south, he was hospitalized briefly in Jacksonville after diving into the cold water to unfoul a propeller.
Kennedy was a part of the House of Representatives from 1947-1953 and a part of the Senate from 1953-1960. With the House of Representatives, Kennedy mainly focused on the Truman Doctrine.
In JFK's Inaugural Address , he said "All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin." In closing, he expanded on his desire for greater internationalism: "Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Texas on November 22nd, 1963, at approximately 12:30 p.m. He was visiting texas in a motorcade, when supposedly, one man shot him, and killed him along with John Connally. Lee Harvey Oswald was the man accused of firing 3 bullets in 7 seconds, with a bolt-action rifle. Many people to this day believe that there was more than one person involved.