John F. Kennedy
Thirty-Fifth President of the United States
He started to get involved with helping America by attempting to get into the U.S. Army but was rejected because of his previous back injuries. He then pulled some strings and managed to make it into the Navy three months before The Pearl Harbor bombing. he then pulled some more strings and was in training for motor torpedo boats. Spring,1943, he was a Lieutenant (junior grade) and was in command of his own PT boat in the South Pacific. He was called a war hero and his reply to that was "It was involuntary. They sank my boat".The incident caused his back injury to come back and that caused him to be sent home by the military. His brother Joseph was killed and his father looked to him as the one to carry on their family's "banner" in politics. In 1946, he wanted the Democratic nomination for Congress in the eleventh Massachusetts district. He won the nomination and in November he was elected to the 80th Congress. During his years in the House, he focused liberally on social and economic issues such as foreign affairs like the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. He dealt with things like the Truman Administration in 1949 when they failed to save the Nationalist regime in China. This is when he first got involved with the nations society and when he also started dealing with world issues. He then moved on and ran for Senate and defeated his opponent. In Senate, he continued his interest in social and economic policy.
Choices & Results
In His Words
Words for him
"With the sole exception of President Bill Clinton, whose 'bridge to the 21st century' evoked the vision and optimism of other great Democratic presidents of the 20th century, such as FDR and John F. Kennedy, pessimism about America's economic future has been the hallmark of modern progressivism."
1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This source gives information on the life of John Kennedy. I chose this source because it gave me detailed information mainly on John's childhood which helped when making his "Early Life" section of the flyer.
2. John F. Kennedy." Space Sciences. Ed. Pat Dasch. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This source gives information on the life of John Kennedy. I chose this source because it gave me detailed information on all of the important things that happened in John's life.
3. John F. Kennedy Speaks at Democratic National Convention, 1960." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This is a picture of John Kennedy giving a speech. I chose this because it makes him look like a person who is inspirational and has an important message to get across.
4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This is simple photo of John Kennedy. I chose this picture to give an idea of what John looks like.
5. John F. Kennedy Material Released By The National Archives In Washington." UPI Photo Collection. 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This a picture of John Kennedy in what looks like a sail boat. I chose this picture because it shows John having fun and not so serious like in other pictures.
6. President John F. Kennedy attends a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, with his son, John F...." American Decades Primary Sources. Ed. Cynthia Rose. Vol. 7: 1960-1969. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This is a picture of John Kennedy with his son. I chose this picture because it captures a scene of youth so I thought it was perfect for the section "Early Life".
7. Visitors Tour The NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex In Florida." UPI Photo Collection. 2009. Biography in Context. Web. 11 May 2016. This is a picture of a picture of John Kennedy in what looks like a museum. I chose this picture because I shows that8 he is a legend that I remembered for his great presidency and the fact that he started space travel in America.
8. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/pennjillet583921.html. I was unable to find the source citation for this source and it only gave me the link. This is a quote about the main things that Kennedy focused on during his presidency. I chose this quote because talks about what he was focused on and what he was about in his presidency.
9. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/bernardls715156.html. Once again, it didn't give me the source citation for the quote, it only gave me the link. This is a quote about how Kennedy showed a positive side of the Democratic Party. I chose this quote because it's optimistic about the effects that Kennedy left for our country.
10. I couldn't find the source citation or the link for the picture of J.F.K in the section titled "In his Words". This is a picture of John Kennedy giving some sort of speech. I chose this because i thought it would be perfect for the section titled "In his Words" because the quotes used are from his speeches so him giving a speech ties in perfectly with the concept of the section.