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President John F. Kennedy was the 35th and youngest president to take office. JFK was born May 29, 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. According to Biography.com, “from a young age he was set on a path to political greatness.” After attending Harvard, John F. Kennedy joined the U.S. Navy. Unfortunately after two sailors died and Kennedy badly injured his back, he was discharged from the Navy. Upon discharge, he earned a Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroic actions and a Purple Heart for his injuries to his back. After the Navy, JFK was a reporter for Hearst Newspapers for a very short time. After working for the Hearst Newspapers, JFK began his political journey at the age of 29. In 1946, he decided to run for
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The television industry has expanded its abilities to deliver big and breaking stories even more since the Kennedy assassination, but with competition from the Internet and social media, it will unlikely that television will ever hold a nation's attention again the way it did the week of the assassination. JFK’s assassination impacted politics in a huge way that it continues to affect America today. The events that took place in November 1963 greatly evolved national security. The Secret Service was established in 1865, but it wasn't until after President John F. Kennedy's assassination that the Secret Service began to expand and evolve .After JFK’s death, national security increased the number of secret agents from 351 agents to 3,200 agents(“Five Ways Kennedy's Assassination Changed Presidential Security Forever.”). On the day of Kennedy's assassination he was riding in a Lincoln convertible. Kennedy was an easy target because the open top car left him completely exposed. The car did not have a top, nor was it bulletproof. After the assassination, the Secret Service made new regulations that would keep the presidents protected. One of their first changes was no longer allowing …show more content…
Not only did National Security change after the John F. Kennedy assassination, it is said that the Vietnam War may not have happened. Kennedy's defenders argued passionately that if he was reelected in 1964, Kennedy would have withdrawn American troops from Vietnam. If Kennedy were to have withdrawn troops from Vietnam, it would have resisted pressure to escalate the war. With the assassination, it is not certain what Kennedy would have chosen to do about Vietnam. Whether he would have increased military involvement or would have extracted troops still remains debated between historians and officials. By 1965, LBJ authorized United States troops to begin military offensives and start the bombings of North Vietnam. In January 1975, North Vietnam began invasions of South Vietnam. By the time the American war in Vietnam was over. More than 3,000,000 Vietnamese and 58,000 Americans had lost their lives(JFK Library and Museum). It is possible, that in the absence of the assassination that the tragedy of the Vietnam war could have been avoided. Not only is it possible that the Vietnam war may have been avoided, it is probable that the Civil Rights

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