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My favorite President of the United States was President the year my mother was born. Everyone just seemed to love President John F. Kennedy because he always bring the good out of bad situations from what I have been told. Kennedy was the second youngest man elected President and he was the youngest to die.

After military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts' 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat. Thereafter, he served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960. Kennedy defeated Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. He was the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43, the second-youngest President after Theodore Roosevelt, and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as president. Kennedy is the only Catholic president, and is 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. Which was another reason why being able to deal with all that made him such a great president.

John F. Kennedy, nicknamed “Jack,” was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary siblings. His brothers and sisters include Eunice Kennedy, the founder of the Special Olympics, Robert Kennedy, a U.S. Attorney General and Ted Kennedy, one of the most powerful senators in American history. The Kennedy children remained close and supportive of each other throughout their entire lives. On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. That ended his Presidency but he still remained in the White House along with America. Those are few things and reasons about John F. Kennedy that I admire and...
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