Presidential Biography of JFK
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the Boston suburb of
Brookline. Kennedy was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy a formerambassador to Great
Britain. Kennedy was much like his father, possesing a delightful sense of humor, a strong
family loyalty, a concern for the state of the nation, endless vitality and a constant air of
confidence no matter how dire the situation (Kennedy, Sorensen, Harper & Row, New
York 1965, Page 18).
Growing up in a priviliged household and graduating with honors from Harvard. He
served as an assistant to his father (1938), naval officer (1941-1945), journalist (1941 and
1945) and Congressman (1947-1953), he had traveled to every major continent and talked
with the presidents and prime ministers, of some thirty-seven countries. In 1952 he was
elected to the United States Senate and in 1953 he married Jaqueline Bouvier. However
one year later a spinal operation brought him to the edge of death's door, causing him to
deeply reflect on his character (Sorensen 28). After his dangerous operation he
researched and wrote a book, about democracy. The next year narrowly missing the Vice
Presidential nomination of his party, Kennedy emerged as a national figure in large
"John Kennedy was not one of the Senate's great leaders" (Sorensen 43). Very
few laws of great importance bear his name. Even after his initial "traditionally' inactive
freshman year in the Senate, his chances for major contributions to the Senate excluding
his stances on fair labor reform and against rackets, were constantly diminished of his
Presidential campaign. His voting record reflects his open minded views, and strengthed
beliefs. He was well liked and respected by many Senators. Kennedy was regarded for
his eagerness and cool logic in debate situations His only real "enemy" was Senator
Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin...
North American Presidents essays:
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... by Great Britain, only made life worse in the States, as there was a weak army and little preparation for such a militaristically strong country. The Treaty of Ghent, issued in 1814, ended the war ... s sense of national honor was outraged, and the Federalists ...
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... conduct of the office with the preservation of the national union under the American Constitution. Washington issued his farewell address on September 7, 1796, and was succeeded by John Adams the following ...
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... in the family vault on Mount Vernon. John Marshall summed up the national. He quoted the well-remembered words of Henry ...
... one of whom, John Quincy, would become the nations 6th president. John Adams worked as a lawyer in Boston, which ... for the independence of the colonies. He pleaded against many of the unjust acts instituted by Great Britain, but never becomes part of the radical Sons of Liberty ...
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