The Life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Essay

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This essay contains information about the childhood of JFK, his adventures in politics, and information about his assassination. John F. Kennedy had a seemingly normal childhood, but he also faced many illnesses over a long period of time. John F. Kennedy became a very successful politician during his career, holding several different titles.John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, devastating the american public. Overall, John F. Kennedy was a great american president who led a fascinating life before being tragically murdered. John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and Joseph Patrick Kennedy. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was named in honor of Rose’s father, John …show more content…
Holding the wheel, Lt. Kennedy tried to swerve out of the way, but to no avail. The much larger Japanese warship rammed the PT-109, splitting it in half and killing two of Lt. Kennedy’s men. The others managed to jump off as their boat went up in flames. Lt. Kennedy was slammed hard against the cockpit, once again injuring his weak back. Patrick McMahon, one of his crew members, had horrible burns on his face and hands and was ready to give up. In the darkness, Lt. Kennedy managed to find McMahon and haul him back to where the other survivors were clinging to a piece of the boat that was still afloat. At sunrise, Lt. Kennedy led his men toward a small island several miles away. Despite his own injuries, Lt. Kennedy was able to tow Patrick McMahon ashore, a strap from McMahon’s life jacket clenched between his teeth. Six days later two native islanders found them and went for help, delivering a message Jack had carved into a piece of coconut shell. The next day, the PT-109 crew was rescued. ( "Life of John F. Kennedy."). However, his brother Joe wasn’t so lucky as he was killed a year later when his plane blew up during a mission in Europe. When Jack finished serving the Navy, it was time for him to decide what he wanted to do with his life. Before, he considered becoming a teacher, or perhaps a writer. With much persuading from his father, Jack decided to run for congress in the Massachusetts’ eleventh congressional district. This was

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