John F. Kennedy

By: Nick

Early life

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Massachusetts. Kennedy had a wealthy family and prominent Irish Catholic Boston families. John was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary siblings.

Middle life

In 1931, Kennedy began going to boarding school in Connecticut. In school he got strait A's and in he got a college degree to go to Harvard University. In 1940 he graduated from Harvard University. Then, in 1961 he became the 35th president of the United States.

Back life

John F. Kennedy served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate before becoming the 35th president in 1961. As president, Kennedy faced a number of foreign crises, especially in Cuba and Berlin, but he managed to secure such achievements as the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and the Alliance for progress. In 1962 Kennedy put the first man on the moon. In 1963 Kennedy got assassinated in Dallas, Texas, but now his story lives on.