John F. Kennedy's Influence On Government And Society

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There have been many great leaders in the history of our beloved country but one that seems to stand out the most is one of our former Presidents. John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, has made a great influence on today’s government and society through his presidency and accomplishments. With him being such an iconic President he is now a role model for many other politicians. Not only was he a leader but also a determined man ready to get job done. Even though his time in office was short, he is still known as one of the most influential leaders from his time.
John was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was a son to his parents’ Joseph and Rose Kennedy and also the second oldest out of 9 children. The
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. They were the first small children of a president to move into the White House. It was said children’s presence combined with the energy of their parents, brought a youthful spirit into the White House that was not there before (Sandler 33). Once he finished high school Jack enrolled in to Princeton University but his many illnesses forced him to withdraw. After his recovery he went to Harvard, where majored in government and international relations. After graduating from Harvard with honors in 1940, Kennedy went to Stanford University for graduate studies. In April 1941 he tried to enlist in the U.S. Army but was rejected for physical reasons. Months later after his back strengthened the U.S. Navy accepted him. He then became an intelligence officer in Washington, D.C. (Sisung 9). John’s love for politics started when his brother Joseph died and the love transferred to him. In 1946 John an-nounced his candidacy for the United States Congress. Veteran politics in the district in which Kennedy was running were convinced that he had little chance for success. Kennedy ended up surprising everybody and became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Sandler 22). Two years after his nomination for U.S. Senate, Kennedy defeated Richard M. Nixon in the Democratic nomination and became President (Benson …show more content…
His ideal views on a world-wide place of diversity received high praise in the third world. One of the priorities of Kennedy’s presidency was to settle disputes among foreign policies, more so than domestic policies. He also succeeded in creating the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 which aimed to overhaul the American Immigration policy (Kane 16).
On November 22, 1963 Kennedy and his wife traveled to Dallas, Texas to give a speech. While in a parade and riding in the back seat of an open convertible car with his wife, the President was fatally shot. Kennedy’s death shook the nation as many millions mourned the loss of their president. Right after the tragedy Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President. Kennedy ended up being buried at the Arlington National Cemetery (Benson 4).
John F. Kennedy’s assassination left people angry and with many questions. Ten months after the incident the Warren Commission turned in a report showing that the shots that killed President Kennedy and wounding the governor were fired by one man. The man who was part of this unforgivable crime was Lee Harvey Oswald. Other FBI records of surveillance videos concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated probably as the result of a conspiracy involving organized crime (Sisung

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