Chapter 20

Chapter 20

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  • Birth & Family
  • Yes Rose sweetie, he is.
  • Joseph, Jack is getting so big now!
  • Early Life
  • Privlaged Youth!
  • Road to Presidency
  • Welcome to the first televised presidential debate! Here we have John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon!
  • John F. Kennedy, also called Jack, was born on May 29, 1917. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts and raised by Joseph and Rose Kennedy, members of two of Boston's most prominent Irish Catholic political families. He was the second of nine children.
  • New Frontier
  • John led a privileged youth group during his teen years. He also attended private schools such as Canterbury and Choate. During this time, he was diagnosed with Addison's Disease, but that didn't stop him to live his teenage life.
  • Catholicism 
  • Kennedy announced his run for presidency on January 2, 1960. He went up against Nixon, but was a very collected people person during the debate so he won the election.
  • Assasination 
  • New Frontier was the name for Kennedy's broad vision of progress. These programs included medical care for aged and poor, urban redevelopment, education, military reinvestment, humantarian aid, and space exploration. These programs benefited many people so many people were happy with Kennedy's vision.
  • John F. Kennedy was a Roman Catholic. He was the very first catholic to be president. During the elections, him being Catholic was a big obsticle. He made many speeches in order to show that he was a worthy canadite. He even repudiated the theaching for Protestant ministers to remain independent of Church control.
  • November 22, 1963, Kennedy went to Dallas, Texas. In the car with his wife and driver, Kennedy was shot 3 times. There were many witnesses and even caught on live camera. The shooter was Lee Harvey Oswald. 3 bullets were shot in 7 seconds, after investegating the case, Earl Warren concluded that Oswald acted alone and called it "Magic Bullet". Lyndon Baines Johnson, Vice President, was appointed to be president and finish Kennedy's term.
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