John Jfk Thesis Statement

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. He is viewed as one of the greatest leaders our country has ever had. He was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second born of nine children to his parents Joseph and Rose Kennedy. John grew up in a wealthy family. Both of his grandfathers were prominent Boston politicians and his father was a successful businessman with a degree from Harvard. Each summer, he spent time at the family’s summer home in Cape Cod. John attended a boarding school for adolescent boys in Connecticut as a youth. He attended Harvard for college and subsequently joined the Navy upon graduation. John was the Lieutenant of a torpedo boat while serving. One …show more content…
Once again referencing the inaugural speech, his famous quote stirred patriotism in many Americans. He also inspired a shared vision by creating the Peace Corps and enabling many Americans to volunteer their lives to help create a better world for all. Perhaps the best example of how President Kennedy inspired a shared vision was his speech at American University regarding a treaty with the Soviet Union. He accomplished inspiring a shared vision in his speech by “uniting the audience behind the value of genuine peace, humanized the Soviets as worthy partners in genuine peace; established the reality of the Cold War and the credibility of U.S. leadership; and connected lessons on genuine peace to domestic civil rights.” (Bostdorff) President Kennedy was known as a very eloquent speaker. The exemplary practice of inspiring a shared vision almost necessitates eloquent speech. In order to inspire others, you must be able to convince them that your vision is for their own individual good and for the greater good of a population. President Kennedy was excellent in this role and is remembered as an inspiration by many who were alive during his …show more content…
The D category is for dominance. President Kennedy would score high in this category because he was a problem solver. When the world was on the brink of nuclear crisis due to tension with the Soviet Union, he found a solution. The I category is for influence. This category would be his highest score. President Kennedy was known for being very charming and confident. These two attributes highlight this category. He was able to inspire people because his charm and confidence came with results. The S category is for steadiness. President Kennedy would score average in this category because one of the keys to this is patience. The failure of his plan in Iran highlights that patience was not a defining feature of his presidency. Had he had more patience and given more time for things to change in Iran, he may have been able to prevent the future revolution in the country. The C category is for compliance. The President would score highly in this category because those who are private in their work highlight this category. This is backed by his proposal that was eventually accepted by the Soviets because he wrote it in private without the aid of the CIA. The three dominant strengths that President Kennedy possessed were intellection, harmony, and communication. During his presidency, intellect was key for the President. His

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