John F. Kennedy Presidencey

By: Amelia & Kameron

John F. Kennedy began presidency on November 8,1960 and was assassinated on November 22, 1963; in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, and graduated from Harvard in 1940. Kennedy entered the Navy in 1943 and showed courage and leadership during his time there. After returning from the Navy he became apart of the Senate in 1953. Once he was president, Kennedy aimed to make America a place of equal rights, and put more work into the good of the nation. During presidency,there were also conflicts arose between the Soviets and U.S., this aimed Kennedy toward peace. The Kennedy administration negotiated with the Soviet Union to end the arms race during the time of the Cold War. Although in Southeast Asia they still had military forces there to stop the spread of communism. The Cuban missile crisis led Kennedy and many other Congressmen to favor a military strike, and not just a blockade. Kennedy ‘s idea of the spread of communism was important, and Kennedy constantly kept the stopping of communism the top priority on his list. Kennedy created a program called the Alliance of Progress, which he wanted to use to promote democracy in America. Alliance of Progress was also used to remove tyranny, but finding a new focus on Vietnam caused the program to end from the lack of funding for the program.

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