John F Kennedy

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Jennifer Mac-Lean
Mr. Jones
History
22 October 2012

"And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man" said by the thirty fifth democratic president John F Kennedy. John F Kennedy was a man with charismatic and a charming personality. Although he had charm and was the youngest man elected president he was also the youngest to die. He was also the first Roman Catholic to become president. Even though he was not president for very long he changed the United States in many ways. During his short time, from January 20th 1961 till November 22 1963, as president he touched many people and made many positive accomplishments to the United States.
Even during his inaugural address John F Kennedy delivered a speech that resounded all over the American states, only in hours of becoming president. John F Kennedy called for a country united by common desire to fight and eliminate its enemies, terror, poverty, disease, and war itself. John F Kennedy had goals and promises to the United States that he fought to keep. One of his most significant contributions to the people of the United States was his effort to finally end racial discrimination among white and black people. The barrier that segregated these two groups of people disappeared with Kennedy. Kennedy put dedication into protecting civil rights and creating equality among the people of the United States The issues involving racial segregation in public schools were properly addressed and resolved. John F Kennedy fought for civil rights. He influenced members of any race to have an equal opportunity. His fight against racial discrimination led to the release of Martin Luther King, Jr. from jail and in return, more black people gave their support to Kennedy’s administration. The Kennedy administration addressed civil rights violence by

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