John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A True American Hero

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His family were wealthy and prominent Irish Catholic Boston people. He served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate before becoming the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold that office. He also inspired public service and eventually becoming apart of the growing civil rights movement. He was not pro-war even though he served in the Navy. He attempted to stop as much war as possible, Vietnam and the Cold War. One of his major achievements that stopped nuclear armageddon was the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and the Alliance for Progress. Oct. 22, 1962, Kennedy had a naval blockade built around Cuba, in order to stop the soviets from sending any more missiles and nuclear weapons, or military supplies. For 13 days in October 1962, the world was almost involved in a nuclear war. In the face of a major crisis, Kennedy showed firmness and resolve, and emerged as both a national and global hero. He emphasized public service. "Ask not what your country can do…show more content…
This was a major thing because other countries hate Americans and America and this gives them a chance to see that we aren’t so bad. Over 210,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 countries, still in effect today. JFK was the push behind America having the first man on the moon. He even wanted to donate money, and that he did to the Space Program in order for this dream to be made possible. Sadly all good things have to come to an end, maybe not the way we wanted it to. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in his car he was shot. He showed what a real president should be capable of doing. The world would be completely different without
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