John F Kennedy Biography

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John F. Kennedy was the 2nd of 9 children, growing up in a wealthy family, his father being a self made millionaire and his mother being a religious women. John or Jack was his nickname was born May 29,1917 in brookline, Massachusetts. He went to the Navy gain a purple heart medal from saving some people when a bomb went off near a boat causing him have to swim 4 hours. and also going to harvard leading him to become more successful on becoming the 35th president and accomplish things such as the Bay of Pigs mission, Nuclear Test Treaty, bring the Berlin wall down and helping the United states grow while trying to defeat communism.
Jack went to becoming a representative in 1947 staying 3 terms. Then went to the senate. where he grew lots
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Many Cubans fled to Miami. John F. Kennedy thought of getting the rebels of Cuba to fight against Castro to overthrow Castro power by gaining back Cuba. John F. Kennedy and the government were also nervous with Castro 's relations with soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. This mission was call Bay of Pigs it took place April 17, 1961. The CIA trained 1,400 cubans since they knew their land more than anyone. The plan was to try to call two air force strike on the air force bases of Cuba. Then have the 1,400 men to be a surprise attack during the night. It failed, many were killed and beheaded or even kept as prisoners. About 300 lived out of 1,400 this caused Castro 's strength to grow even more. The cubans that fled their viewpoint changed against John F. Kennedy.. Many were very angry toward him. John F. Kennedy traded $53 million worth of baby food to get back the prisoners that were taken as …show more content…
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev started to build missiles in Cuba, Kennedy thought this move was “Reckless and provocative threat to world peace.” He said when addressed this problem. Kennedy put a naval blockade surrounding Cuba to prevent any more supplies being brought there. It lasted almost 2 weeks, it was the closest to human race has ever gotten to a nuclear war. Nikita Khrushchev said for him to take away the missiles in Cuba, Kennedy had to get rid of the missiles in Turkey and Italy. They signed a treaty called The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, also having other countries in the treaty such as Great Britain. John F. Kennedy loved foreign affairs which helped since there was a lot going on like the problems with the Berlin Wall. It was put up to separate West and East Germany because of communist. Many families were split during this time. Kennedy sent 1,500 troops to Western Berlin to split the wall. They finally took it down and families were again reunited after many years, but soon after the Soviets rebuilt a new wall a few feet away, that one got torn down

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