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The life of John Fritzgerald Kennedy

John f. Kennedy in 1961
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on Tuesday, May 29, 1917. He spent his school life at a catholic internat for boys and after finishing school he studied political sciences from 1936-1940 at Harvad College . In 1940 Kennedy graduated from Harvard University with a science degree. The same year he published his final university work “Why England Slept “ (1940), in a book . It deals with foreign policy. It becomes a bestseller. John F. Kennedy joined the United States Navy in 1941 and became an intelligence officer. After the United States entered the Second World War, Kennedy was transferred to the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron where he was given command of a PT boat. Sent to the South Pacific, in August 1943, his boat was hit by a Japanese destroyer. His crew and he was rescued and the american population celebrate him as a heroe. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946.
In Congress he advocated progressive taxation, the extension of social welfare and more low-cost public housing. Kennedy took a strong interest in foreign policy and in 1951 he often toured Europe visiting Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia and West Germany. In 1952 Kennedy was elected to the Senate and he became Senator of Massachusetts. The following year he married Jacqueline Bouvier, the daughter of a New York City financier. Over the next few years four children were born but only two, survived infancy. In the following years he won the Pulitzer Prize by writing the book “Profiles in Courage” 1956). 1960 Kennedy became the Democratic Party presidential candidate and 1961 he was elected to be the first Roman Catholic President.
At his inaugural address on 20th January, 1961, Kennedy challenged the people of the United States with the statement: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country." Kennedy wanted the young people of the country to help the undeveloped world.
“Ask not what your country can do for you ...”
At his inaugural address on 20th January, 1961, Kennedy challenged the people of the United States with the statement: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country." Kennedy wanted the young people of the country to help the undeveloped world.
Troughout his very short time of government Kennedy had to solve many problems. The two main problems were the conflict with the communism and the civil right conflict in America . Kennedy made it posible to solute them. He avert a third worl war by debating with Russia and he managed it that Russia and America got a better relationship.
By passing new bills which includes more civil rigts for minorities, for example black peoples he created a new and better society in America. He enabled minorities to live a better life. John F. Kennedy was one of the most populast presidents and one of the most successfull ones. Because of his early death Kenney became a symbol for all unreedemed hope and wishes of the American population.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m.. John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in a Presidential motorcade. Kennedy had chosen to visit Dallas for three main reasons: to help generate more campaign funds in advance of the November 1964 presidential election; to begin his quest for re-election; and, because the Kennedy-Johnson ticket barely won Texas (and had lost Dallas) in 1960, to mend political fences among several leading Texas Democratic Party members who appeared to
be fighting politically amongst themselves.
It was planned that Kennedy would travel from Love Field airport in a motorcade through downtown Dallas (including Dealey Plaza) to give a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart. Just before 12:30 p.m. CST, Kennedy’s limousine entered Dealey Plaza and slowly approached the Texas School Book Depository head-on. Nellie Connally, then the First Lady of Texas, turned around to Kennedy, who was sitting behind her, and commented, "Mr. President, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you," which President Kennedy acknowledged. When the Presidential limousine turned and passed the Depository and continued down Elm Street, shots were fired at Kennedy; the great majority of witnesses recalled hearing three shots.
The ten-month investigation of the Warren Commission of 1963–1964, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) of 1976–1979, and other government investigations concluded that the President was assassinated by Lee Oswald. This conclusion was initially met with widespread support among the American public (1964-66), but polls
conducted after the original 1966 Gallup poll show as much as 80% of the public hold beliefs contrary to these findings. The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, though none of these theories has been proven, yet the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1979, found both the original FBI investigation and the Warren Commission Report were seriously flawed; in its finding there were at least four shots fired thefore a conspiracy existed. Till today noone really knows who shot at Kennedy.

By: Kim Kirstein, Angelina Oberstraß
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