President Kennedy And The President Of The United States Essay

1793 Words May 1st, 2015 8 Pages
Over the course of the United States history, many of the great presidents have taken office and have shaped our country to provide the foundation that it has today. With famous presidents like Lincoln, Roosevelt and Eisenhower, these are just a few of the examples of presidents that have helped our nation. The president that this paper will be going over is the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Born on May 29th, 1917, President Kennedy was raised in a very wealthy family full of politicians. John was the 2nd oldest in the group of his 9 siblings. He attended an all boys’ Catholic boarding school in Connecticut called Canterbury and excelled in his English and history, which were his favorite subjects, but, ”nearly flunked Latin, in which he had no interest.” After finishing his education at Harvard, John soon went to go join the Navy, where he was soon sent to the Pacific two years after joining. Kennedy commanded a patrol torpedo boat. During WWII, a Japanese warship took out Kennedy’s boat that killed two of his men. He dragged the surviving sailors to a nearby island and Kennedy earned the Marine and Navy Corps medal for his act of valor and a purple heart for the injuries he sustained. Kennedy’s political career soon took off when he ran for the U.S House of Representatives. John won the spot easily with the connections and wealth that his family had. In 1952, Kennedy wanted to run for a seat in the Senate against Henry Cabot Lodge. He won by a…

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