John F Kennedy Camelot Essay

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John F Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in United States History. He beat Nixon by 118,550 votes out of a total of 69 million. This was one of the closest election ever and still is. After being elected, he helped with many problems and even started a space program. The space program was a goal that John F. Kennedy had. His goal was to send a man to walk on the moon by the end of the decade. As we can tell, he succeeded. President Kennedy understood the need to restore America's confidence and intended not to match the Soviets, but pass them. On May 25, 1961, he stood before Congress to deliver a special message on urgent national needs. He asked for an additional 7 billion to 9 billion dollars over the next five …show more content…

Kennedy died, his wife and him spent a lot of time together. His wife even started calling him Camelot. The inspiration for the Kennedys Camelot was Lerner and Loewe's musical of that name, based on T.H. White's popular novel, "The Once and Future King." While the musical opened on Broadway in 1960, it wasn't until after John F. Kennedy's death that anyone thought to connect Camelot to the idealistic young president. Jacqueline quoted the line and concluded, "There will be great presidents again, but there will never be another Camelot." Her interview found their way into newspapers around the country. The reason Camelot and him were compared was that he brought peace and happiness. As the musical went on it was concluded that Camelot was a place where there was peace and happiness. When Kennedy was shot there was great tragedy throughout the world. His family was devastated. John F. Kennedy’s brothers Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy both became senators. Robert Kennedy died only five years after his brothers did, but Ted Kennedy survived until 2009. At one of the meetings held, Ted Kennedy had to give a speech on solving one of the problems in the world. Before the meeting, Ted Kennedy received news that he would die in a few weeks or days. After his speech before getting of the stage he said, “There seems to be no one to pick up the torch. This is the end of Camelot, again.” After a few weeks he died. People found out after his death that he died from

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