John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline,MA with 5 sisters and 3 brothers.His parents were Joseph P.Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy.
After Kennedy had graduated college from Harvard , the United States entered WWII. He served in the South Pacific, commanding a small motor-torpedo boat. Kennedy and his team participated in the campaign to wrest thousands of islands from Japanese control.
Cuban Missile Crisis
John F. Kennedy became the 35th President at age 43. He was the youngest man elected to the office.
On October 14,1960 JFK spoke to a crowd of 10,000 students on there future success. His audience responded to the speech with a petition signed by 1,000 students willing to serve abroad. To live and work in developing countries around the world; to dedicate themselves to the cause of peace and development. That started the beginning of the Peace Corps.
In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the soviet union in Cuba. JFK ordered a ring of ships around the island. They finally came to a conclusion where the soviets would dismantle there weapons in exchange for a Pledge from the U.S. not to invade Cuba.
John F. Kennedy was 46 years old when he was assassinated November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza.