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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was born in 1917 and was in 1963. He is also known by his JFK. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. Of Irish , he was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard in 1940. He the Navy and in 1943 his boat was sunk by the Japanese. Despite grave injuries, he led the survivors through perilous waters to .

Back from the war, JFK a Democratic Congressman, advancing to the Senate in 1953. He Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. In 1955, he wrote “Profiles in Courage”, which the Pulitzer Prize in history. In 1960 millions watched his television with the Republican candidate, Richard M. Nixon. He won the presidency by a narrow and became the first Roman Catholic President.

His Inaugural Address the memorable words: "Ask not what your country can do for you; what you can do for your country." As President, he set out to keep campaign to get America moving again. His economic programs the country on its longest economic growth since World War II. He also took vigorous action in the cause of rights.

Kennedy increased the nation's strength and spending on the space race the Cold War. He confronted Russia when it tried to put nuclear missiles in Cuba. While the world trembled on the of nuclear war, the Russians backed down. On November 22, 1963, hardly his first thousand days in office, JFK was assassinated. He was the youngest man President and the youngest to die.

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