Will Hedgepeth

John F Kennedy

May 29, 1917 he was born

November 22, 1963 he died

Anti-Catholic prejudice was still very much in the mainstream of American life when JFK decided to seek the presidency in 1960.

Kennedy was a Democrat and a proud liberal. His political challenges included the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the space race.

Brooklyn, Massachusetts was his home town

Had lots of family members

John F. Kennedy, nicknamed "Jack," was the second oldest of a group of nine extraordinary siblings. His brothers and sisters include Eunice Kennedy, the founder of the Special Olympics; Robert Kennedy, a U.S. Attorney General; and Ted Kennedy, one of the most powerful senators in American history. The Kennedy children remained close-knit and supportive of each other throughout their entire lives.

Despite his father's constant reprimands, young Kennedy was a poor student and a mischievous boy. He attended a Catholic boys' boarding school in Connecticut called Canterbury, where he excelled at English and history, the subjects he enjoyed, but nearly flunked Latin, in which he had no interest. Despite his poor grades, Kennedy continued on to Choate, an elite Connecticut preparatory school.

He was the president of the United States


Died married

L.J. Thom, Jim Reed, Barney Ross, and Bernie Lyons.

Quote: Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

He won a Pulitzer prize, Attended Princeton university, him and his wife had 4 children.-

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