JF Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917. He created a family of love and vitality. The Kennedy clan made a huge impact on the history of the United States. The family was prominent not only in politics but also in business and in public service. JFK became the second child of 8 by Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy.
Birth and Family
Rose was a loving mom who always looked after her children. She always made sure her kids were healthy and had a good path in life.
Jack was very popular and had many friends at Choate, a boarding school for adolescent boys in Connecticut. He played tennis, basketball, football, and golf and also enjoyed reading. When Jhon Kennedy was born Joe believed that he would be the first Catholic president.
History of Kennedys Parents
"Two things I always knew about you one that you are smart two that you are a swell guy.. love you dad."
After Jhon graduacted at Brown Unniversity, he joined the Navy.Kennedy went to Stanford University for graduate studies. In April 1941 he tried to enlist in the U.S. Army but was rejected for physical reasons (a back injury received while playing football). Months later, after his back strengthened through a regimen of exercises, the U.S Navy accepted him.
Later after Kennedy returned from the Navy, he married Jacqueline Bouvier. She studied American History at Georgetown University.
Early Life and Marriage
Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He was the youngest man elected at the age of 43. He was very handsome. Beating Nixon and creating Peace Corps and he was the first Catholic to become president.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,"
President Kennedy had to deal with many serious problems here in the United States. The biggest problem of all was racial discrimination. The US Supreme Court had ruled in 1954 that segregation in public schools would no longer be permitted.
On April 17, 1961, a massacre of about 1,500 Cuban exiles landed at Bahia of Cochinos on the southern coast of Cuba. Their mission was to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro by revolting the Cuban people. The United States began to fund and bring supplies. This ended with the exile of many Cubans and capturing the Castros army.
Bay of Pigs
On November 21, 1963, President Kennedy flew to Texas to give several political speeches. Within a few hours, shots fired and Kennedy was shot and killed instantly with three shots. Within a few hours of the shooting, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald and charged him with the murder. The Warren Commission was organized to investigate the assassination and to clarify the many questions which remained.