John Fitzgerald Kennedy, usually known by many names like John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, John Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, or JFK born on May 29, 1917 was the thirty-fifth President of the United States.
- the Cuban Missile Crisis
- the Bay of Pigs Invasion
- the Space Race
- the building of the Berlin Wall
- Vietnam War
- the American Civil Rights Movement
Kennedy also attributed much of public service after the incident during Second World War in the South Pacific. He swam with a wounded ship associate to an island after his ship had been torn into two by a Japanese gunboat attack.
Kennedy was the representative of the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until he actually came into action in 1961.
Kennedy being the Democratic candidate of presidential election in the 1960 was able to defeat the Republican candidate Richard Nixon in one of the most competitive elections in American history. Kennedy was elected the latest while serving in the Senate. Till date he is the only practicing Roman Catholic who has been elected U.S President.
Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime of assassinating Kennedy, but was himself murdered two days later. the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was regarded as an image of perfection by the Americans; he still rules the hearts of the public both as a person and as a president.
Last Updated on: September 29th, 2017