Media Influence On John F Kennedy

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States of America from January 20th, 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was raised in a catholic home and consequently he became the first ever catholic president. John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953; they also had four children together. During John F. Kennedy’s term, he had great highs and great lows. Among public opinion, John F. Kennedy is looked as one of the greatest presidents of all-time. On the other hand, among presidential scholars and historians Kennedy doesn’t always rank at very high. It seems no matter where the Kennedy family one constant in their lives is a tragedy. …show more content…

Kennedy and the Republican candidate Richard Nixon were the first to appear at a televised U.S. presidential debate. Televised debates made a huge impact during in this election and for the future ones to come. During the debate Nixon looked very nervous, he was sweating, tense, and had a “five o’clock shadow.” Kennedy, on the other hand, chose to help himself by using makeup services. In contrary to Nixon, Kennedy looked relaxed and very comfortable. The people who watched the debate feel that Kennedy won the debate but people who listened to it in the radio feel that Nixon had won. The media has a tremendous impact in politics in today age. Kennedy narrowly beat Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century. Kennedy became the youngest person to ever be elected president at 43 years …show more content…

Kennedy always ranks as one of the best presidents of all time. I believe it is because of what he did with the Peace Corps. Kennedy asked congress to create the Peace Corps. Kennedy created an organization that helps promote world peace by helping struggling countries. America volunteer helps many different country to make advancements in things like education, health care and much more. Since the Peace Core was created in 1961 over 200,000 Americans have volunteered. The Peace core has made a difference in 139 different countries. Kennedy always wanted to unite together as the world to fight what he called the common enemy’s. Kennedy wrote in his inaugural address "common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." (John F. Kennedy) By creating the Peace Core, he worked to one of his goals he had when he became

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