John F Kennedy Role Model

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Role models, leaders, and influential people all have one thing in common, they all have the ability to make a difference in the world and in people's lives. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a person who could make a difference for the better of the world. America loved Kennedy because he was such a great leader and united America together. We will explore John F. Kennedy's life leading up to his presidency, his presidency, and his death. John Kennedy grew up pretty wealthy, compared to most kids. His parents are Rose and Joseph Kennedy. John was born on May 29, 1917 in Massachusetts, but grew up in New York. He was the second oldest of nine kids. He was really close with his older brother Joseph, they were only a couple years apart. John attended…show more content…
He was inaugurated on January 20, 1917, being the 35th president of the United States. He accomplished some incredible issues that needed to be dealt with. His presidency was about improving and making new discoveries in science, technology, education, employment. He also advocated for democracy and freedom for the whole world. During the time of his election so many wars and crisis were happening, there was the cold war, Cuban missele Crisis, segregation in America, Soviets trying to send a people to space. One of the first bills he proposed was a new Civil Rights Bill on June 11, 1963 that would help end racism. Kennedy made it clear that all Americans regardless of skin color, should enjoy a good and happy life (Life of John F. Kennedy). Kennedy created the Peace Corps, which still exists today. In the Peace Corps, Americans can volunteer to work anywhere in the world where assistance is needed. Another major issue Kennedy addressed was trying to beat the soviets to space. He asked congress to approve more than 22 billion dollars for project Apollo, which would land astronauts on the moon. Making him the first president to send people to space and to ask for 22 billion dollars. He was also known for taking part in the Cuban Missil crisis. He and his wife were also was known for making the white house more art and culture filled. Overall he was known his leadership, personality and accomplishments(Life of John F. Kennedy). His presidency came to a quick close when he was assinated in Dallas, Texas while giving speeches. It happened on November 21st 1963, Kennedy was in a car with his wife, driving around Dallas and a man named Lee Harvey Oswald shot him from a building window. A couple days late a man name Jack Ruby ended up killing Oswald. Kennedy's vice-president Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President. John F. Kennedy;s death was a shock to all of America and he is dearly
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