John F Kennedy Jfk Assassination

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also known as JFK, was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts. He was born into one of America’s wealthiest families. He is the second child of Joseph Kennedy, Sr and Rose Kennedy and has eight siblings. This generation of Kennedys would eventually become one of America’s most famous political families. JFK had a long history of formal education and military involvement. He first attended the Canterbury parochial school (1930-31), and then he attended the Choate School (1931-35). He enrolled at Princeton University in 1935 but illness forced him to withdraw. Upon recovery, he went to Harvard University and majored in government and international relations. During JFK’s junior year at Harvard, he traveled to…show more content…
Kennedy went on to win one of the closest elections in U.S. history. He had a method to his madness though. His campaign manager decided to focus on his role as a congressman, war hero, accomplished author, and loving father. They also proposed to have a series of televised debates between the two candidates. These debates were very important to Kennedy’s campaign. JFK’s opponent, Richard Nixon, appeared sickly, callous, and altogether unexciting, while Kennedy appeared confident, youthful, and healthy. This really captivated viewers across the country. When the time came, JFK chose Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as LBJ, to be his vice president. He chose LBJ mainly because he knew that if he had him on his team, then he would definitely win Texas and more southern states. JFK knew that if he won Texas, then he would more than likely win the presidential election. He was also the first president to use the media to speak directly to the American people. No other president had conducted live televised press conferences without delay or editing. The public loved his press conferences. Some of JFK’s team worried about the risk of mistakes by the president and thought the press would show insufficient respect for the dignity of his office. Again, this was one of the closest elections in American history, but Kennedy ended up winning the popular and electoral votes. JFK had a popular vote of 34,226,731 and an electoral vote of 303, while Nixon had a popular vote of 34,108,157 and an electoral vote of

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