Analysis Of John F. Kennedy Essay

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John F. Kennedy, often called Jack, was born on May 29th, 1917 into the Kennedy dynasty. He was the second son to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and throughout his early school days, he lived in the shadow of his older brother, Joe. Joe was like any normal big brother growing up, pestering young Jack and usually winning most of the battles. Jack, although said to be very smart, was not a very hard worker when it came to school. In a letter his father wrote to him while at school, Joe Sr. said, “I am not expecting too much, and I will not be disappointed if you don’t turn out to be a real genius, but I think you can be a really worthwhile citizen with good judgment and understanding" (John F. Kennedy Library). Jack did end up at Harvard and after graduating from there, still following in Joe Jrs. Footsteps, went into the Navy.

Both Joe Jar and Jack’s Navy careers were rocky as Jack had his ship sunk while on patrol. Joe Jr. a year after Jack’s accident was killed when his plane crashed on a dangerous mission. Before his death, Joe Jr. announced early on of his ambitions, claiming, “he would be the first Catholic to become President” (John F. Kennedy Library). Jack’s ambitions were to be a teacher or writer, however, following his big brothers footsteps once again, he father convinced him to run for congress (John F. Kennedy Library). So began Kennedy’s legacy in politics.

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