JFK: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY: Essay

English_Master March 22, 2016 No Comments
JFK: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas. Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possi­ble nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-selling novels from his experiences. His symbolic figure rep­resented all the charm, vigor and optimism of youth as he led a nation into a new era of prosperity. From his birth into the powerful and influential Kennedy clan, much was to be ex­pected of him. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. His father, Joe, Sr., was a success­ful businessman with many political connections. Appointed by President Roosevelt, Joe, Sr., was given the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and later the prestig­ious position of United States ambassador to Great Britain. His mother, Rose, was a loving housewife and took young John on frequent trips around historic Boston learning about American revolutionary history. Both parents impressed on their children...
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