John F. Kennedy & The Cuban Missile Crisis
By: Angel Beaty
J.F.K. was the 35th president (1961-1963). He was the first Roman Catholic President. Born May 29th, 1917 in brookline Massachusetts. Graduated from Harvard (1940). He entered the Navy in 1943. He PT boat got rammed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer. Injured but lead people to safety. When he came back from the war he became a Democratic Congressman. He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. 1955, while recuperating from a back operation, he wrote profiles in courage, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was also the youngest president to die. He was hardly past his first thousand day of his presidency.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis leaders of the US and Soviet union engaged in a tense 13 day political and military stand off in October 1962. Installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba, just 90 miles from U.S. shores. October 22, 1962 Kennedy told America (On T.V.) about what is going on. He explained his decision that we will use Military force if needed. On October 28, 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis ended. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove Cuban missiles if the US does not invade Cuba.