John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. He is known for his strong beliefs. He was a president for exactly 1000 days and during that time he became one of the most enduring presidents in the history of the United States. John F. Kennedy will be remembered as a hero and a visionary politician who, if not for his untimely death, may have averted the political and social turmoil of the late 1960s. 1.Early Life

5.Before he was President
6.Journey to be President
9.Why he’s Remembered
a.Effects of his death

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was born on May 29, 1917 at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald. His elder brother's name was Joe. He had eight siblings, three brothers and five sisters. His maternal grandfather, John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was a political figure in Boston (the Mayor of Boston). JFK was given his grandfather's name. During childhood, everyone called him Jack. He spent the first ten years of his life in Massachusetts, the town where he was born. (JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM) John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the offspring of two families whose roots stretched back to Ireland. The Fitzgerald family was from the rural County Limerick village of Bruff in western Ireland. Between 1846 and 1855 some of the Fitzgerald’s migrated to America because of the devastating Potato Famine that was affecting their livelihood. During that same period of time, Patrick Kennedy, a cooper, left his home in Dunganstown, County Wexford for the United States. In 1849 he married Bridget Murphy in East Boston. Nine years after they got married Patrick passed away and left Bridget, with four small children, the youngest of them, Patrick Joseph "P.J.", would...
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