John F. Kennedy
By Dana

In the three years of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's presidency he accomplished many things. John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. When John was young he had a very happy childhood and he was very well educated. The Kennedy family had nine children, five daughters and four sons. John was second out of nine children. John went to Dexter School in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Before Kennedy became President he served in the Navy. One time Kennedy led his crew to safety in the Navy after his boat was destroyed. A book called PT 109 was written about it. Following his discharge, he was U.S. Representative from 1947-1953 and U.S. Senator for Massachusetts from 1953-1961.

Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. They had two children named Caroline and John. When Jacqueline was first lady she was so gorgeous that every woman copied the Jackie look. Their family also had a pony named Macaroni and Caroline had a puppy named Pushinka.

During the 1960 election Kennedy ran against Nixon for President with Lyndon B. Johnson as his running mate. The race was close and the electoral votes were about a hundred votes apart. Kennedy was the youngest President ever elected.

During his Presidency there was a crisis in Cuba. Kennedy was serious with the Soviet Union when he discovered that the Soviets were building nuclear missile bases in Cuba. He ordered the Navy to surround Cuba to stop the Soviet Union. The Soviets cooperated in exchange for the United States' promise not to invade Cuba.

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. He had only served 3 years in office. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where an eternal flame marks his grave. John F. Kennedy was a great President!

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