---The 35th President of the United States
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Contribution to America
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1 Kennedy's early life
? John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy.His ancestry was predominantly Irish. ? He graduated from Choate and entered Harvard in 1936.
2 Kennedy's army life
In 1941,Kennedy wanted to join the army,but was refused because of his back injury.
Half a year later,he recoveried and finally joined American navy.
During World War II, served commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109
3 Kennedy's political life
Kennedy served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 until 1960,was the member of Democratic Defeated Republican party candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. presidential election
On November 22, 1963 in Dallas,Texas, Kennedy was assassinated.
4 Kennedy's achievements
? the youngest to have been elected to the office ? the first person born in the 20th century to In1957,his book Profiles in Courage serve as president the Pulitzer Prize won ? the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize ? the only non-Protestant president(Catholic)
5 Kennedy's family
? His wife:Jacqueline Kennedy ? The family of Kennedy was very influential in America，unfortunately many members of Kenneddy family died at early age,so people said there is a curse in the family.
6 Kennedy VS Nixon
? The United States presidential election of 1960 was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. The Republican Party nominated Vice President Richard Nixon, while the Democratic Party nominated John F. Kennedy. ? The key turning point of the campaign were the four Kennedy-Nixon debates; Kennedy's performance was they were the first presidential debates special, held on television, and thus Kennedy which made him be the winner. attracted enormous publicity.
4 His contribution to America
No.3 Aviation No.4 Racial problems
No.5 Solution to Cuban missile crisis
Ask not what the country can do for you, ask what you can do for the country!
NO1 Developing economy
? Kennedy ended a period of tight fiscal policies, loosening monetary policy to keep interest rates down and encourage growth of the economy. His first budget in 1961 led to the country's first non-war, non-recession deficit.
John F. Kennedy first proposed a comprehensive immigration policy of U.S, which later became Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
“We choose to go to the moon!” In this 1962 speech given at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed America's commitment to landing a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s.
No.4 Racial problems
? When President Kennedy took office, the issue of apartheid was still very serious. Kennedy did not hesitate to take action to break the apartheid, and the racial equality developed to an unprecedented level .
Robert Kennedy with Civil Rights leaders, June 22, 1963
No.5 Solution to Cuban Missile Crisis
? On October 14, 1962, CIA U-2 spy planes took photographs of intermediate-range ballistic missile sites being built in Cuba by the Soviets. ? Kennedy faced a dilemma: if the U.S. attacked the sites, it might lead to nuclear war with the U.S.S.R., but if the U.S. did nothing, it would be faced with the increased threat from close range nuclear weapons.
Step1 ?He gave a television speech to the world,informing people the serious event. ?Asked the United Nations to punish Soviets and Guba ?Carried out military blockade to Cuba ?The Soviet leader Khrushchev send a letter to Kennedy and logo 录入公司 comprised.
5 Kennedy's fault
Supported and enlarged the Vietnan War
Economy:250$ billions Spirit: Casualties of War（越战创伤） Turing point:America began at a disadvantage in Cold War
? John F. Kennedy was one of the most popular president in U.S. history. ? Americans evaluate him as one of the five greatest presidents in history.
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