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“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” Tom Krause John F. Kennedy is a well-known president and a remarkable historical figure. He had the courage to fight for our country in World War II. Not knowing whether or not he would return home he proved to everyone he was strong enough. He overcame the obstacle of being thrown into the water after his boat was hit by a Japanese destroyer. It took him and a fellow crew man four hours to swim to safety. To prove how courageous he was he received the Purple Heart and the Navy was praised for his heroism. Before becoming president he overcame the critics when he did not stand up for Senator Joe McCarthy. He stood up for what he believed even if that meant not following the democratic values at all times. Kennedy was elected president when he ran against Richard Nixon in 1960. He was young and vital and this showed through to people during the battle for president. He ran against someone older not knowing what the outcome would be. Throughout his presidency he overcame the obstacles and allegations of affairs and running the country to the best of his ability. It was an extremely courageous moment when he rode in the motorcade November 22, 1963. He rode in the motorcade waking up thinking he would be safe. John F. Kennedy did the most courageous thing he could have done for the people of his country. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. He died so that fellow Americans could see there president for a day, he died having his own beliefs not always following the crowd. John F. Kennedy showed us to wake up every morning believing in what you want not what everyone else wants to hear even if you lose in life you can win in so many people’s hearts.

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