John F. Kennedy/ Cuban  Missile Crisis

By Angel Beaty

     JFK was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest to be elected into presidency. November 22, 1963(barely past his 1000th day as president) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was also the youngest president to die. He was in the war and after he came back he became a Democratic Congressman from Boston.

      He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. He graduated from Harvard in 1940. He entered the Navy in 1943.  In 1961 Kennedy became the first Roman Catholic president.

     The missile crisis happened during the Cold War. During the Cuban Missile Crisis the Leaders of the US and Soviet Union engaged into a tense, 13 day political and military standoff. IN October 1962 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba (90 miles from the Us). Many people believed that we were on the brink of Nuclear war. However, disaster was avoided when the U.S. agreed to the Soviet Leader's (Nikita Khrushchev) offer to remove the Cuban missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba. Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove U.S.  from Turkey.

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