The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy Essay
John F. Kennedy served in the U.S Navy, while he was in the Navy he served in World War II. In World War II Kennedy’s boat sank after being hit by a Japanese destroyer he saved his crew that were on the boat with him. He was later awarded a medal because of that great act. (Corrigan)
John F. Kennedy was the youngest man elected for president in that time at the age of 43. (corrigan) John F. Kennedy was the elected democratic nominee. The republican candidate was Richard M. Nixon. November 8, 1960 Kennedy won the election but it was the the closest election in U.S history.(jfk library) Kennedy supported Martin Luther King Jr. and that cost kennedy some votes during the elections. Kennedy during the election promised to enforce equal rights to the people. When he got elected he decided to avoid the subject.
In 1962 a black man James H. Meredith Jr. tried applying for the University of Mississippi also called “Ole Miss”. He…