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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK)
Genre: Biography
By encyclo
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America's youngest president, was born on 1917 in Massachusetts. He was elected the 35th president of the United States in 1961. His parents were Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy. He had three brothers and five sisters. Two were almost as famous as JFK. Robert Kennedy was an attorney general of the United States. Teddy Kennedy is now a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. This Irish-Catholic family was wealthy. JFK attended very good schools, Choate and Harvard College. He was smart, witty, prankster-like, charming, kind and patriotic. He died November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas from bullet wounds. He was assassinated while riding in a convertible.

JFK was famous because he was different from most presidents. He was only 43 when elected. He was America’s first Roman Catholic President. He had a youthful, vigorous approach that made many American believe that almost anything was possible. He advanced the nation's new space program by declaring that NASA would put a man on the moon within ten years. This happened, but he did not live to see it. His death, though tragic, reminded the world no matter what happens to the man, the office of the president continues.

JFK lead his country through the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was responsible for the Bay of Pigs. Kennedy was also responsible a few assassination attempts on Fidel Castro of Cuba.

JFK married a woman named Jacqueline or "Jackie". They had two children and named them Caroline and John Jr.
 

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Published: 2007-04-20 14:22:56

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