John F. Kennedy 's Struggle Against Racial Discrimination Essay

1257 Words Feb 26th, 2016 6 Pages
John F. Kennedy was born into charm, wealth, and power. First in the navy, then House of Representatives, next US Senate, and lastly president; Kennedy showed courage to fight for justice, dedication to achieve equality, willingness to serve his country, and a desire to makes the lives of his fellow Americans the best they could be. Kennedy rescued Americans from strife: Cold war against the Soviet Union and an internal struggle against racial discrimination. John F. Kennedy was a visionary politician who, if not for his tragic and untimely death, would have averted the political and social turmoil of the 1960s.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, to Joseph Kennedy Sr, and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald in Brookline, Massachusetts. Both the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys were wealthy, prominent Irish Catholic families, introducing young Kennedy into money, power, and high expectations. Kennedy was chronically ill during most of his childhood: He suffered from severe colds, the flu, scarlet fever, and Addison’s disease, which is a rare endocrine disorder that forced him to miss months of school at a time (John F. Kennedy Library and Museum).
Kennedy went to Harvard in 1936, transferring from Princeton after one semester, winning over his classmates with his charm and radiant smile; however, not taking his studies seriously, preferring women over books. Kennedy’s father had been appointed Ambassador to Great Britain and young Kennedy traveled in Europe as his father’s…

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