I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents. All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Looking back, may help each of us to move forward. We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He served from January 20, 1961 until November 22, 1963. He was, also, a soldier and politician. JFK and Jack were nicknames that he had throughout his life and still refer to him today.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father was a businessman and a politician. JFK had eight siblings. He had health issues beginning from a young age and continuing throughout his life. He began attending Harvard College in 1936. Travels abroad and politics were part of his experience. JFK graduated with honors in 1940. From 1941 until 1945 he served in the United States Navy. His service in World War II earned awards for his heroic action.
John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. They had four children, including one stillborn daughter. Kennedy and his family captured attention of American/pop culture like no previous President had before.
Following his military service, Kennedy had continued to be politically active. In 1947, he became a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1953, he continued to serve Massachusetts as a U.S. Senator. His next elected position was the Presidency.
His domestic programs as President were named a New Frontier. He worked for the Civil Rights Movement, the Trade Expansion Act, establishment of the Peace Corps, and more. Internationally, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and developments in the Space Race occurred.
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for killing the President and Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald in a jail corridor. Jack Ruby died of cancer in jail just a few years later. There are many conspiracy theories and much speculation surrounding the assassination.
John F. Kennedy’s resting place is Arlington National Cemetery. Many places and things have been named after him. People worldwide mourned him and many still visit his grave. His family still captures attention politically and culturally.
Be inspired! Have a bright day!