The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy Essay

1595 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
The Legacy of John F. Kennedy “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” (President John F. Kennedy). John Fitzgerald Kennedy is a man who still burns bright in the memory of millions of Americans to this day. When one mentions the name John Kennedy, it resurrects numerous memories and emotions in the minds of nearly everyone. Even the people born well after November 22, 1963 have great respect and admiration for our 35th president of the United States. One could ask almost every American citizen if they have heard of the name JFK and the majority would undoubtedly say yes. However, although this almost ghostlike figure still looms in American life to this very day, what makes his legacy so memorable? Why is JFK revered in such high esteem when he was only president for three short years? Although there is no one correct answer as to why JFK is frozen in time in the minds of Americans, there are a few characteristics of his presidency lending credibility to his legend. The reason people discuss John Kennedy to this day is because his life was on track to accomplish so many things, but was cut short due to his assassination. Many revere JFK as the turning point in American politics, thought, and culture. JFK was the symbol of the new frontier in America. JFK’s career will continue to resonate throughout the world due to the achievements he was able to begin but not complete in foreign policy and his physical presence. In other words,…

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