The assassination of JFK
By Finn Adamchek
Getting To Know JFK
If you didn't already know, JFK stands for John F. Kennedy, the 35 president of the United States. On May 29, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts JFK was born. Mr. Kennedy joined the U.S. navy in 1941 and served as a lieutenant for 4 years. He then joined the Massachusetts's 11th congressional district in the U.S. house of representatives from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1953 . He again moved up in political standings and joined the U.S. state senate from January 3, 1953 to December 22, 1960. For the last time he moved up in political standings and ran for president on January 2, 1960 and was elected on January 20, 1961. He was the president until November 22, 1963 when he was assasanted in Dallas, Texas.
JFK In Office
When JFK became president in January of 1961 he was involved in the Cuba and the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Latin America and communism, and the Peace Corps. He also gave many speeches and documents such as the American University speech, the West Berlin speech, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and the Domestic policy.