The Assassination Of John F Kennedy

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As the 35th president of the United States, John F Kennedy’s story was one that was studied several times over the years. His story began as a privileged young boy who was faced many ailments thrown his way. Growing up he learned to deal with these difficulties, and made the most of the blessings he had been given. His story continued into adulthood where he fought for a position he was passionate about, but was where his life was tragically cut short. The events throughout John F Kennedy’s life are what made him into the president he is remembered as today. While the actions taken by Kennedy during his administration had mixed repercussions, the long-term social and political outcomes of his presidency are what made the story of John F Kennedy. John F Kennedy (JFK) was born on May 29, 1917 weeyn Brookline, Massachusetts. His parents, Joseph Patrick Kennedy and …show more content…
In the fall of 1962, US air reconnaissance discovered Soviet missiles being moved into Cuba that could reach the United States within minutes if launched. After several meetings with his advisors, Kennedy ordered a quarantine of Cuba. With the world on edge, the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, and John F Kennedy came to an agreement. In exchange for the promise of the United States not to invade Cuba, the Soviet Union would remove its missiles from Cuba. Another part of the agreement, not widely known to the public, was that the United States also had to remove their missiles from Turkey. While the United States and the Soviets came to an agreement on this issue, it did nothing to ease the tensions between the two nations. During the Kennedy administration, JFK pushed for a more active role of the country’s space program. In the hopes of beating the Soviet Union in the space race, JFK vowed to put a man on the moon. Unfortunately, Kennedy did not live long enough to see this

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