John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy
By: Maria Gissenaas
How can a regular person like you and me turn into someone who has the power and intelligence to control the United States? John Fitzgerald Kennedy may not have been around for our time here on earth, but he left this world as a figure for our future. The forces he left with this world will be felt for generations to come. John Kennedy showed this world what being a true leader was through his time and dedication to our country. To understand how Kennedy made an impact on this world we must first take a look at his life and how he ran the United States as the president. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born on May 29th, 1917, at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the 2nd son of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, and had many siblings including: Joe, Bobby, Jean, Pat, Rosemary, Kathleen, and Eunice. John came from a family of politicians and Joe the oldest son was always thought to uphold this position. John became part of the United States Naval Forces where he was in command of Patrol Torpedo Boat 109. He looked after his crew and when their PT boat was split in two he looked after his men finding them food and eventually a rescue boat while keeping them safe from the Japanese. However, thanks to the PT boat incident Kennedy hurt his back relieving him from serving our country he received the Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, and a citation from Admiral W. F. Halsey for his heroism in the direct rescue of three men and saving the lives of many others. John’s oldest brother Joe died in a plane explosion, which left John, to fill his brother’s shoes and to run for Congress. John won his congressional race and he was now the congressman for the 11th District of Massachusetts. He later became senator and ran for vice president but was defeated by Estes Kefauver in the running. John decided that he wanted to take a step up to where his ideas and plans for this country could be...
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