An Olive Branch in Troubled Times On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous inaugural address in the middle of the cold war. The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union had caused much division in the United States election, resulting in his narrow victory. Kennedy, at the time he took the presidential office, was the first Roman Catholic and the youngest president to ever hold the position. These two factors caused even more speculation on whether Kennedy was a fit president especially at such a conflicted time.
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, is one of the most celebrated, looked up to, and idolized figures in history. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and earning several medals for bravery, he went on to become one of the most beloved president ever. His visions for America were inspiring. This is how he grew. John F. Kennedy(Jack) was raised from a wealthy, catholic family of eight children while growing up in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present will certain to miss the future.” -John F. Kennedy The reason I chose JFK is because he was a president that everyone had loved. They loved him for his views on America and it tragically ended with assassination in Texas.
“Debating the Kennedy Presidency,” is written by two authors, James N. Giglio and Stephen G. Rabe, who discuss John F. Kennedy’s presidency, “…both eminent scholars who have studied Kennedy’s administration and have come up with two very different evaluations. The result adds an interesting new dimension to the debate over the Kennedy presidency…” – Burton I. Kaufman. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. He joined the military, served both the U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senate, and later the 35th president of the United States.
President John F. Kennedy impacted America in the most significant way in comparison to other presidents of the United States. He had already started impacting America even before he was in office. Then, while he was in office, he made massive changes and worked on different policies and foreign crisis. One event that occurred during his presidency that greatly affected America was his assassination. After his assassination, many changes were also made that are credited to John F. Kennedy as a president.
In 1963, one of the greatest presidents of our time was shot and killed. John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. In his short life he was in the Navy and in the Senate, and served as the president (whitehouse). On November 22 Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK, while he was riding in a parade (biography). The assassination of John F. Kennedy was unjust because he was a transformational leader, who wanted to make the world a better place for everyone; however others may have been scared and threatened of the change he was bringing.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination was just because he attempted to end the Vietnam war , restructure the CIA. My counter argument is that it was unjust because after he was out of office, he stay focused on political issues. JFK’s assassination was just because he tried to end the Vietnam war. If this plan had been operated and successfully made it would have left the US in deep debt. Because of this the US would have withdrawn without victory.
Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson were both American presidents in the 20th century. Though they represented different political parties, Republican and Democratic accordingly, and expressed different views on current problems, they still served their country's best interests. They worked in relatively similar times and had to deal with analogous problems that is why it is noteworthy to compare their policies. They behaved very similarly in office as they shared the view on the necessity of economic growth and changes to black people's civil rights, but their military policies differ as Eisenhower managed to keep out of shooting war while Johnson had to deal with it.
After being elected in times of great tension, presidents, Lincoln and Kennedy, led the nation to a greater good by showing leadership and sacrifice. Many similarities are shared throughout both presidencies. Some of the most important are the abolition of slavery and the rise of civil rights. On September twenty-second, eighteen sixty-two president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.