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  • The Biggest Risk Is Not Taking Any Risk Essay

    twice and visited battle fronts during WWII” (MacDonogh). During WWII Churchill went out on to battle fronts which is extremely dangerous to help boost his soldiers confidence and he also went to Moscow, Russia which at the time was not that safe either. These examples show that in Winston Churchill 's life he took many risk and most of them made him a better leader and a better person. John F. Kennedy is also like Winston Churchill in taking risk by doing stuff in the military and during his presidency for the U.S. During Kennedy’s service in the Navy he had to risk his life in the form of saving fellow sailors. “After Kennedy’s PT boat was destroyed he helped his injured men while he was also injure to shore and swam in water for the next 4 days looking for help” (Wilentz). Kennedy 's life was endangered because he was injured after his PT boat was destroyed and swam for 4 days looking for help. During his presidency Kennedy made negotiations with the Soviet Union which is putting the U.S. at risk of starting war with the USSR. “Kennedy had high points, such as the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when he faced down the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev over Soviet secret placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba”(Cawley). Kennedy negotiated with the Russians about nuclear weapons that were close by which if the negotiations did not go well then America could have been in a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. In the end Kennedy took a chance of riding in an open vehicle in…

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  • Jfk Inaugural Address Analysis

    On January 20, 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy took the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States. At the time Kennedy’s inaugural speech was given, America had been faced with a major threat from the Soviet Union, as the Cold War between these two world superpowers had heightened. JFK’s goal was to preserve peace but in the event of a global crisis, he wanted to ensure that the country was unified into a strong force not to be reckoned with. Many opposed JFK and felt for…

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