John F. Kennedy Assassination

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John F. Kennedy’s life is not defined by his assassination. Though many people know him by that, his life had many interesting ups and downs. At one point in his life, he attended one of the greatest schools in the nation at the time. Kennedy had many loved ones in his family pass away through out his lifetime. He also faced many surgeries and diseases that were dangerously life threatening, such as: Scarlet Fever, Addison’s Disease, and life threatening surgery to relieve pain he had in his back.
Kennedy was born in the summer on May 29, 1917. He was born to Rose and Joseph Kennedy. He was the second of nine kids born to his parents. They all lived in a wealthy suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts.
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He attended Harvard University in Cambridge. Kennedy’s older brother and dad went to Harvard for their high school education. John F. Kennedy wasn’t very enthusiastic in academics. He had his love in sports. As a freshman, he started on the freshmen football squad. Coach Henry Lamar said, “The most adept pass catcher was John Kennedy, but his lack of weight was a drawback.” Jack played one more year of football and chased his real dream sport, swimming. Jack was a member of one Harvard’s greatest freshmen swimming team. After swimming season was over, he got involved in the campus politics. By the time he was senior and he had given up on sports and was an active politician in the school politics. He graduated in June of …show more content…
Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier, a young journalists from a wealthy family. On November 27, 1957, Jack and Jackie had their first kid, Caroline Kennedy. On November 25, 1960, John F. Kennedy Jr. was born. Three years later, on August 7th Patrick Kennedy was born and died two days later from a lung ailment.
On January 20, 1960, Kennedy was sworn into presidency. Just two months into his presidency Mr. Kennedy he established the Peace Corps. A month later he sent a group of CIA trained Cubans to attack and invade Cuba. The Cuban army quickly shut down their attempts at invading Cuba, which was a major embarrassment for president John F. Kennedy. On September 12, 1962, Mr. Kennedy announced his mission to put the first man on the moon. Just a few months before he died, President Kennedy gave the speech John F. Kennedy Plats.
On November 22, 1963, the Kennedys were riding down Dealey Plaza at about 12:30 P.M. Bullets screeched as screams filled the air. The screeching bullets hit John F. Kennedy with a thump; he slowly slumped on to Mrs. Kennedy’s shoulder. The vehicle sped away to Parkland Memorial Hospital. There was not much they could do for John F. Kennedy at hospital. He was announced dead at 1:00 P.M. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder of John F. Kennedy. On the 24th, America watched as Jack Ruby shot Oswald at point blank range. On November 25, Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Perhaps the saddest part of his

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