John F. Kennedy

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

John Fitzgerald Kennedy,  often referred to by his initials JFK,  was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. He was the 35 President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his demise in 1963.On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by an assassin’s bullets as his motorcade
wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die.

One of the greatest things President John F. Kennedy was remembered for was his Inaugral Adress.

His Inaugural Address offered the memorable injunction: “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” As President, he set out to redeem his campaign pledge to get America moving again. His economic programs launched the country on its longest sustained expansion since World War II. Before his death, he laid plans for a massive assault on persisting pockets of privation and poverty.

Responding to ever more urgent demands, he took vigorous action in the cause of equal rights, calling for new civil rights legislation. His vision of America extended to the quality of the national culture and the central role of the arts in a vital society.

He wished America to resume its old mission as the first nation dedicated to the revolution of human rights. With the Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps, he brought American idealism to the aid of developing nations. But the hard reality of the Communist challenge remained.

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