John F. Kennedy -

John F. Kennedy

Born in the Boston suburb of Brookline on May 29, 1917 – John F. Kennedy certainly gave his all to his country. After attending the most prestigious private schools throughout his childhood and pre-adolescence he ultimately ended up pursuing his bachelor’s degree at none other then Harvard University. At the end of his studies he received a bachelors of arts in government with a concentration in international affairs.

Following this, Kennedy decided to go to business school at Stanford University, but after one semester he decided to audit his classes and help his father with writing his memoir. A few years following that he ended up joining the navy and aiding in the efforts of the Pacific war. 

It wasn’t until January 2, 1960, when JFK announced his candidacy for president and started his campaign trail after six years of serving as a United States senator. He made his entire campaign based off his governmental passion which was improving foreign relations between the U.S. and other nations. When it was time for the citizens to cast their votes, Kennedy secured a solid victory and was sworn in on January 20, 1961. Not only was he able to make major improvements within foreign policy within the first year of being in office, but he also developed the Peace Corps and successfully led the U.S. through the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Unfortunately, JFK’s presidency had been short lived as he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, a few months shy of three years. He had been riding in the presidential limousine through Dealey Plaza in Texas with his wife Jacqueline,Governor John Connally, and Connally’s wife Nellie... when he was shot by a former U.S. Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald. However, Kennedy's assassination is still subject to debate and has catapulted numerous widespread conspiracy theories and alternate scenarios. Regardless, it is still important we honor the man who made countless stride within his presidency and who died leading his country into a better tomorrow!   

 

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