THE PRESIDENCY AND ASSASSINATION OF
JOHN F. KENNEDY
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, (1917-1963),was the 35th President of
the United States. At 43 years old he was the youngest man ever
elected president and was the first of the Roman Catholic faith. John
attended Harvard University, graduated in 1940 and moved on to
Stanford University Graduate School of Business for a few months for
some experience. John F. Kennedy just barely won the Election of
November 1960, but after taking office he received the support of
most Americans. They admired his determination to win, his lively
family, his intelligence, his seemingly endless energy, and his courage
in time of decision.
During his short term in office--less than three years--President
Kennedy dealt with serious challenges in Cuba, Berlin, and elsewhere.
The U.S. space program advanced ahead during the Kennedy
administration, with new inventions and discoveries that benefited
America's influence on the rest of the world.
John enrolled at Princeton University in 1935, but was forced to
leave during the Christmas break of his freshman year because of an
outbreak of Jaundice. In the fall of 1936 he enrolled at Harvard
University. John took two trips to Europe, in 1937 and 1939, which
gave him the opportunity to observe international politics first hand.
On his second trip, his father was serving as ambassador to Britain,
and he stayed at American embassies, talking to newspapermen,
political leaders, and diplomats. Returning to Harvard for his senior
year, he wrote an honors thesis analyzing the British policies that led
to the Munich Pact of 1938, which was published in 1940 as 'Why
England Slept'. After graduation he spent a few months in 1940 and
1941 studying at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Kennedy worked for several months in 1945 as a reporter...