John Fitzgerald Kennedy is one of the most famous, controversial and bright figures in the American Political history. Kennedy is the youngest US president elected to office, the youngest one to die in office and the first Roman Catholic to occupy the highest post in the US Government. “He leaded American nation through the toughest times of international crises, fought for peace, but advocated for rearmament, confronted a number of highly complicated domestic issues, strengthened the US positions in space and did all one could to raise the US prestige higher than ever” (“John F. Kennedy – Biography”).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is of an Irish origin, born to a family of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29th 1917. John was the second of the nine children, and always in the shadow of his elder brother Joseph. “Joseph was a much better student at school and dominated most of the family competitions” (“Kennedy, John Fitzgerald”). John's father, Mr. Kennedy always kept stimulating the competitive spirit inside the family, made his kids work hard and taught them to achieve success in whatever activities they take up. “As a matter of fact, John f Kennedy has never been a star student or a top sports performer. According to (“John F. Kennedy Biography”) He practiced half a dozen of various athletic activities, but did not reach varsity in any of them”. However, John surely acquired the competitive spirit and learnt to keep persistent under any conditions.
When the future president was graduating from high school, he was the 64-th in the class of 112 students. Surprisingly, most of his classmates supposed that he would become the most successful of the graduates and expected John and to achieve the highest results. Probably, Kennedy's bright mind and powerful charisma has already been revealed then. In 1936 he enrolled for Harvard, where his elder brother was... [continues]
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