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					John Fitzgerald Kennedy
         (JFK)

     By Miguel Sotero
    JFK: Early Childhood
    Born on May 29 1917 at 83 Beals Street
in Brookline, Massachusetts. Kennedy lived in
Brookline for 10 years and attended Edward
Devotion School, Noble and Greenough lowers
school and the Dexter school through 4th
grade. For 5th through 7th grade Kennedy
attended Riverdale Country School a private
school for boys. As for 8th grade, 13 year old
Kennedy attended Canterbury School in New
Milford, Connecticut.
JFK: Military Service
   On September 1941 Kennedy joined the navy after getting turned down by the
    army. Kennedy was an ensign when the attack on pearl harbor occurred. He
    attended the NROTC and later earned the rank of lieutenant, commanding a
    PT boat (PT 109). On August 2 1943 was rammed by the Japanese destroyer
    Amigiri. He gathered his remaining crew members and retreated.
On October 1943, Kennedy
took command of a PT boat
converted into a gun boat,
Motor Torpedo Boat PT-59,
which in November took part
in a Marine rescue on
Choiseul Island. Kennedy was
honorably discharged in early
1945.
                 JFK: Presidency
On January 2, 1960, Kennedy initiated his campaign for President in the
 Democratic primary election, where he faced challenges from Senator
 Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and Senator Wayne Morse. John F.
 Kennedy was sworn into office as the 35th President at noon on
 January 20, 1961. Kennedy is the only Catholic, and the 1st Irish
                       American president. He’s also the only president
                       to have won a Pulitzer Prize. Events during his
                       presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the
                       Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin
                       Wall, the Space Race, the African American Civil
                       Rights Movement and early stages of the
                       Vietnam War. He was also the youngest elected
                       president. He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
                       and had 4 kids: Arabella Kennedy, Caroline
                       Bouvier Kennedy, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.,
                       and Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
  JFK: Bay of Pigs invasion

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt by a
CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba,
with support from US government armed forces, to
overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
    The plan was launched in April 1961, less than three
months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in
the United States. The Cuban armed forces, trained and
equipped by Eastern Bloc nations, defeated the exile
combatants in three days.
           JFK: Cuban missile crisis
On October 14, 1962 a CIA spy plane took pictures of a missile site
under construction by the Soviets. The NSC wondered if the intentional
use for the missile was offensive or defensive. The photos were shown
to Kennedy on October 16, 1962 and the conclusion was that the
missiles were to be used offensively and therefore was a nuclear
threat. Kennedy had to choices: attack or not. If he attacked, it might
have led to a nuclear war but if he did nothing then the US would have
a higher concern with the nuclear weapons. Kennedy decided on a
naval quarantine, and on October 22 sent a message to Khrushchev
and announced the decision on T.V. The U.S. Navy would stop and
inspect all Soviet ships arriving off Cuba. On October 28 Khrushchev
agreed to dismantle the missile sites. The U.S. publicly promised never
to invade Cuba and privately agreed to remove its Jupiter missiles in
Turkey.
                 JFK: Space Race
• On October 4, 1957 the Space Race began. The Space Race was a
  competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United
  States (USA) for supremacy in outer space exploration. The Space
  Race effectively began with the Soviet launch of the Sputnik 1
  artificial satellite on 4 October 1957, and it concluded with the co-
  operative Apollo-Soyuz Test Project human spaceflight mission in
  July 1975, which came to symbolize détente between the USA and
  USSR. The Space Race was part of the Cold War witch was a
  competition in technology between the USA and the USSR.
                             JFK: Assassination
             President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963,in
      Dallas, Texas, at 12:30pm. He was show once in the upper back, and
      the final blow to the head. Kennedy was only 46 years old when he got
      killed, and died younger than any president. Lee Harvey Oswald was
      charged with the murder of a local police officer and the assassination
      of Kennedy. Oswald denied shooting anyone claiming that he was a
      patsy. Before he could be tried for the murders he was shot, and killed
      by Jack Ruby. On November 25, 1963, John F. Kennedy's body was
      buried in a burial plot and memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
      Many believed that there was a conspiracy behind Kennedy’s death.




Kennedy in his limousine right before his
assassination.
            JFK : Famous Quotes
“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”
“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you
can do for your country.”
“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look
only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
“It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.”
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”
             JFK: Work Cited
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy



 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_
  f_kennedy.html

				
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