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John F. Kennedy served from January 20, 1961 t o November22, 1963 as the 35th President of the US. This was not a complete four-year term of office because his lifewas cut …short when he was assassinated.
He was the youngest president ever to enter office. He also told the TRUTH. Truth about secret societies and agendas, such as Skull and Bones, and he attempted to tell t…he truth about UFOs among other topics. He would have said this, if he had not been killed: "My fellow Americans, people of the world, today we set forth on a journey into a new era. One age, the childhood of mankind, is ending and another age is about to begin. The journey of which I speak is full of unknowable challenges, but I believe that all our yesterdays, all the struggles of the past, have uniquely prepared our generation to prevail. Citizens of this Earth, we are not alone. God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to populate His universe with other beings -- intelligent creatures such as ourselves. How can I state this with such authority? In the year 1947 our military forces recovered from the dry New Mexico desert the remains of an aircraft of unknown origin. Science soon determined that this vehicle came from the far reaches of outer space. Since that time our government has made contact with the creators of that spacecraft. Though this news may sound fantastic -- and indeed, terrifying -- I ask that you not greet it with undue fear or pessimism. I assure you, as your President, that these beings mean us no harm. Rather, they promise to help our nation overcome the common enemies of all mankind -- tyranny, poverty, disease, war. We have determined that they are not foes, but friends. Together with them we can create a better world. I cannot tell you that there will be no stumbling or missteps on the road ahead. But I believe that we have found the true destiny of the people of this great land: To lead the world into a glorious future. In the coming days, weeks and months, you will learn more about these visitors, why they are here and why our leaders have kept their presence a secret from you for so long. I ask you to look to the future not with timidity but with courage. Because we can achieve in our time the ancient vision of peace on Earth and prosperity for all humankind. God bless you."
John F. Kennedy, although only President for 34 months, Kennedy had a profound effect on the hearts and minds of Americans. At a time when the world teetered on the edge of nu…clear self-annihilation, he walked the fine line between a determination for freedom and the perils of confrontation. He is most known for the Cuban Missile Crisis. While he refused to invade communist Cuba, he also refused to allow the USSR to establish missile bases there. He believed in improving the world by example, sending foreign aid and establishing the Peace Corps to help the Third World. He helped build NASA into a vast enterprise to explore the New Frontier of space. He brought new pressure to bear on the issue of Civil Rights, using the power of the federal government to end the second-class citizenship of African-Americans. He also represented the idealism of American youth. Why is he so famous? Because he was courageous enough to stand up for truth and justice. He was a great leader with a revolutionary agenda to change our world for the good of humanity. That makes him more than famous, it makes him one of the greatest leaders this world has ever had.
He was assassinated while he was president. There was no "after" for him in this life.
- Established the Peace Corps to bring American goodwill to the rest of the world. - Pledged to the world that America would land men on the moon by 1970. - Led the effort… to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis and preventing World War III. - Introduced civil rights legislation to Congress stating it was a moral issue. - Signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that banned most nuclear weapon tests that occurred in outer space, in the atmosphere, and above ground and sea.
John F Kernnedy was a senator.
Kennedy was assassinated (shot) while he was president. He died while in office. He did not get a chance to do anything after his presidency.
He was the 34th person to become President, but the 35th President, since the two non-consecutive terms of Grover Cleveland are counted as two separate American Presidencies.
Peaceful, He died before his term of presidency.
The first president born in the 20th century, Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. He grew up in a wealthy family. He was sickly as a child and continued to have health problems …the rest of his life. He attended private schools his whole life including the famous prep school, Choate. He then attended Harvard (1936-40) majoring in Political Science. He was an active undergraduate and graduated cum laudeIn 1960, Kennedy was nominated to run for the presidency against richard nixon, Eisenhower's Vice President. During Kennedy's nominating speech, he set forward his ideas of a "New Frontier." Nixon made the mistake of meeting Kennedy in televised debates where Kennedy came off as young and vital. Kennedy won by the smallest margin of popular votes since 1888, winning by only 118,574 votes. However, he received 303 electoral votes. .Kennedy had a tough time getting many of his domestic programs through Congress. However, he did get an increased minimum wage, better Social Security benefits, and an urban renewal package passed. He created the Peace Corps, and his goal to get to the moon by the end of the 60's found overwhelming support. On the Civil Rights front, Kennedy initially did not challenge Southern Democrats. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that only by breaking unjust laws and accepting the consequences could African Americans show the true nature of their treatment. The press reported daily on the atrocities occurring due to nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. Kennedy used executive orders and personal appeals to aid the movement. His legislative programs, however, would not pass until after his death.
he got shot.
Kennedy served in the US Senate before becoming president. Before entering US politics, he worked for the US military service.
He won most of the votes in the elections ...
Yes he did. Serving as the leader of the United States can be a stressful and challenging job, but all of Kennedy's biographers found evidence that he very much liked doing it…, and even when confronting a crisis, he had no regrets about being president.
There was no period after his presidency, he was assassinated before his term ended.
Why didn't John F. Kennedy get paid for being president?