John Fitzgerald Kennedy
By Jolie Starling
JFK wanted people to focus on their own accountability and work hard to make America a better place. He challenged Americans to contribute to the public good and emphasized the importance of civic action.
"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." ~ John F. Kennedy
Nothing happens just by chance. People have to put in effort and work to make something occur. Through initiative, hardwork, and vision the results one is seeking become possible, but expecting results without effort will not lead to success.
Compare/ Contrast to the Modern Time Period
If I had the same skills as John F. Kennedy I would use his speaking skills and charisma to my advantage in politics or to generate support for important causes such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital or support for our military who serve and protect us on a daily basis just as he did when creating the Peace Corps.
Modern Day Campaign Slogan
Liberty so that all men and women, no matter what they look like, can achieve freedom and can reach their fullest potential. Unity achieved by supporting each other and this nation as a beacon of light for the world.
Impactful Speech: The City Upon a Hill
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