Why Is John F Kennedy Important

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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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 17).
Throughout his life, Kennedy showed many signs of leader-ship and willingness to get his job done. In the journey through his childhood, education, and presidency, President Kennedy did what no one thought he could. Before leaving Kennedy left our nation with an important message “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”(Baughman 27) He exceeded everyone else’s expectations and left a lasting impression on the political world. Mr. Kennedy will be remembered by many as a remarkable

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