John F Kennedy




John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United
States and the youngest to be assassinated. He also served in
World War II on a PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban
Missile Crisis. He was assassinated in 1963 in dallas texas. He
also started the peace corps to help 3rd world countries better
them selves.

He was born of Irish decent in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May
29, 1917. In 1940 he entered the second World War and he served
on a PT. In 1943 when his PT was rammed and sunk by a Japanese
destroyer, even though he was injured severely he still helped
survivors to safety. After the war he became a Democratic
Congression from the Boston area, moving on to a senator in 1953.
He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September, 1953. In 1955 he
wrote a book called "Profiles of Courage" which won the Pulitzer
prize in history. In 1956 he almost gained the democratic Vice
President, and four years later he was the first-ballot nominee
for president. Kennedy became the first Roman Catholic
President. His Inaugural Address offered the memorable line:
"Ask not what your country can you--ask what you can do
for your country."

As president he set out to redeem his campaign pledge to get
America moving again. His economic programs launched the country
on its longest sustained expansion since World War II. Before his
death, he laid plans for a massive plans for assault on
persisting pockets of privation and poverty.

John F. Kennedy was called the dreamer President. This inspiring
president challenged America to be the first country to land a
man on the moon. He gave the space program it\'s first push. His
assassination was truely a sad day for America. He was a very
loved and respected president and will truely be missed.