The Life History of John F. Kennedy
November 1st, 2010
John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth President of the United States. President Kennedy was considered by some to be the only president who had a vision to reach for the moon. Kennedy also made the nation see itself with new eyes, and unfortunately, his assassination shocked the world.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline Massachusetts in May 29, 1917, the second son of nine children. JFK was born into a family with a history of political and public service. During his childhood Kennedy was sick, and spent most of his time reading. As an adult, he enrolled at Princeton University, but shortly there after he had to withdraw himself because of his illness. Upon his recovery Kennedy entered Harvard University, where he in International Relations. While in his senior year he traveled to Europe. During his time in Europe, John Kennedy was inspired after he read Winston Churchill’s book, titled, “While England Slept, that chronicled Britain’s lack of military preparation when threatened by Nazi Germany. John Kennedy, later wrote his senior thesis titled, “Why England slept”, in which he explored and examined the reasons for England’s lack of military preparedness, was published in 1940.
After graduating from Harvard, John enrolled at Stanford University. Afterwards, he tried to enlist in the...