It all started May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the day John F. Kennedy was born. Jack as the Kennedy’s called him was born to the parents Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy. Jack may not have been the first born in the family, but he certainly wasn’t the last. He was born as the second child out of nine children in the family, and they all were successful. All eleven of the Kennedy’s lived in a clapboard house in Brookline, a town just outside of Boston. Jack had a lot to live up to though, being the second born and also being named after Rose’s father John F. Fitzgerald, or Honey Fitz as some referred to him as. Honey Fitz was a popular politician and a former mayor of Boston.
Jack wasn’t exactly the healthiest of children as a kid. When he was two and-a-half years old Jack caught the scarlet fever, both a contagious and deadly illness. Although Jack eventually got better, as a result of his history with the scarlet fever he was a very weak, and sickly child. While Jack was spending so much time in bed, from being sick so often, he read books, one after another. Jack had always loved reading history, and he had a passion for writing. He was even the only boy at school to subscribe to the New York Times. On the occasion that Jack wasn’t sick, he tried to live up to his brother Joe Jr. Joe was two years older, meaning he was stronger, faster, and smarter. All of the Kennedy children looked up to Joe, including Jack.
Throughout Jack’s entire life, his mother was never really there for him or his family, she was always in Europe to buy the latest fashions. On the other hand Jack’s father was there all time. When Jack was twelve, his father bought a large summerhouse in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Jack’s father treated the place like a big summer camp. Every day, all of the Kennedy kids did exercises on the lawn, and they were also drilled by a full-time gym instructor. There were swimming races, sailing, tennis matches, and football games; all around fun. The Kennedy’s even made anyone who visited join in on all the action.
After Jack graduated Choate, he didn't go to Harvard like his father, and his older brother, but instead he chose to start off his college career at Princeton University. Jack was sick of following in other peoples footsteps, he wanted to create a new path. Yet, shortly after Jack started classes at Princeton, he transferred to Harvard, because he wasn't happy at Princeton. Jack wanted to be a star athlete like his brother, but soon after trying football he realized it wasn't for him. Jack was more of the swimmer type, so he joined the swim team at Harvard. Jack was an average student, but an unbelievable writer, his parent’s believed that he would become a writer, or even a reporter. In 1937, while Jack was still at Harvard, his father was made the ambassador of Great Britain. The entire Kennedy family moved to London, and Jack would visit during school breaks.
Spring break 1939,...