This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

This Essay Is On Jfk And About His Life

1043 words - 4 pages

Ryan MurrayHistory 12RichardsonFeb 20, 2002John F KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, a bank president, and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the daughter of the Boston mayor. Kennedy was born to a modest home in the suburbs of Boston. When Joseph Kennedy became wealthier, the Kennedy's moved to a bigger home in the suburbs of New York. JFK went to all private elementary schools and graduated high school from Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut in 1935.JFK later enrolled in Princeton, but had to drop out because he got very sick. After he was well, he entered Harvard and graduated in 1940. In 1940, JFK published a book called Why England Slept where it became a best-seller.JFK had a short stint in the navy during World War II where he received a Purple Heart and the Marine Corps medal. After being discharged for re- injuring his back, JFK was faced with the decision of what his career should be. He worked for the Hearst newspapers for awhile when he covered the United Nations conference. There is where he chooses a career in politics. His first opportunity came when a House of Representatives seat was vacant in Massachusetts in 1946. Kennedy nearly doubled the votes of his opponent. JFK's move to the Senate in 1952 proved to also be successful. During JFK's term as senator, he married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953 and their first child Caroline was born on November 27, 1957 and John Jr. was born on November 25, 1960.In 1960, Kennedy announced his candidacy for President. He soon won the Democratic nomination and began nationwide debates against the Republican nominee, Richard M. Nixon. Kennedy defeated Nixon by a margin of 303 electoral votes to 219. (Nash, 753) Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic to be elected president and he was the youngest man elected president at the age of 43.One of the first issues that Kennedy had to deal with was the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October16, 1962, Kennedy was shown aerial photographs of Soviet missiles in Cuba pointed in the direction of the United States. A nuclear attack could have destroyed much of the United States and the western Hemisphere. On October 22, Kennedy announced to the public that the US was going to put a navel and air quarantine on all offensive weapons bound for Cuba. On October 28, Premier Khrushchev agreed to dismantle and withdraw his offensive weapons in Cuba. (Nash, 734)Kennedy also proposed foreign aid to countries that were vulnerable to "Castro-like revolutions." He also saw the threat by the Communists in China. Kennedy decided to strengthen our defense in that area. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in March of 1961 which helped other countries see a decent way of life through peace and freedom.The most difficult problem that Kennedy faced was Civil Rights. The African Americans were demanding equal rights. Many African Americans were demanding equal rights. Many African Americans challenged the...

Find Another Essay On This essay is on JFK and about his life

Basically this essay is about "The Life and Times of Edgar Allen Poe" it will tell you about his early life to his death

969 words - 4 pages "Ulalume", a poem recalling a lover's visit to his loved one's grave. In the next to years his career fell apart. He wrote a book on his beliefs on the creation and future of the world and the universe. The book was a failure and was called theh end of his writting career because after that book, everything he published was not widely read.?For the next year and a half of his life he seemed desperate for love. One of his life long goals was always

This essay is about William Carlos Williams. It is about his life and also includes analysis of a few of his poems

511 words - 2 pages , because Williams gives the reader room to decide on what they want to feel.Williams's work is the basis of poetry in modern day, and mostly everyone, if not everyone, writes using his example. Writing about everyday life in natural form lets people express what they really feel, and not have to worry about a special form. He was a tremendous influence and fore in modern day literature, and the world would be very different if he had not picked up a pen, and written what he really felt.

This Is A Biography On Augustus Caesar. Tells About His Life And Accomplishments As A Ruler Of Rome

2470 words - 10 pages greatly, which is why he built them a new building, complete with a temple, which would allow them to pray to Mars. The Altar of Peace was built to honor the Pax Augustae, or the peace that Augustus brought upon Rome. Augustus brought Rome through a dark time and 100 years of civil war, so the title Pax Augustae was given to him for his accomplishments on ending the wars (Delta).Step by step, Rome gave Augustus more and more power. In part, this was

This Essay Is All About An Artist Of The Dutch Baroque Period, Rembrandt Van Rijn; About His Life And How It Was Important To Inspiring Other Artists

945 words - 4 pages started an art business with Hendrickje and Titus where he served as their advisor. This kept income out of the hands of creditors and enabled him to lead a comfortable life. When Hendrickje died in 1663, Titus took over the house and baby Cornelia.Titus died in 1668, which devastated his father. On October 4, 1669, Rembrandt died at the age of 63 and was buried October 8 in the Westerkerk.Rembrandt exploited the etching process for its unique potential. He was the first artist to practice self-portraiture as an area of expertise. He created a medium for self-fashioning that has inspired numerous artists. He produced around 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1,400 drawings.

This essay is about Jacksonain Politics. It is based on the book "The Jacksonian Era" which talks about Andrew Jackson and his presidency

1156 words - 5 pages for years. They consisted of such personal opinion and were so controversial few will ever forget.Jackson was a selfish, tyrannical ruler. He did not make decisions based on the interests of the whole nation but on his own personal benefit, in search of self-achievement. Although he was portrayed, or possibly manipulated the citizens to believe, that he was a president for the common man, this was simply not how he acted. As president, he

This essay is about the psychohistory which is used to analyse Hitler and his beliefs

677 words - 3 pages Psychohistory can only explain so much about the success and the policies of Hitler's regime because psychohistory relies on the assumptions and guesses of historians. However, at the same time, psychohistory has been able to provide some useful information about Adolf Hitler, the man so often described as either insane or the epitome of evil.Before looking at the success and the policies of Hitler's regime it is best to look at Hitler's life

This is an essay about MArx and his beliefs abou tthe worl and how they act

543 words - 2 pages Interpreting MarxMarx believed that in communism people worked to get the same thing. There was no competition to get to the top; everyone got the same thing. He believed the limit of a man's needs is the limit of his production. This will change if demand is high and there is a chance for a profit. The person then produces excess so they can try to get ahead of the rest. This is what causes the splits in capitalism; the drive to be number one

Utopia by Sir Thomas More this is sort of a comparison essay on More and Machiavelli but it is moer about More and his book, Utopia

1061 words - 4 pages Roman ideals were being resurrected, writers were composing works of literature about valued earthly life, nature, and individual achievement. More writes a novel based on those principles entitled, Utopia. He wants to see a society where the inhabitants live according to God and nature. He wants to get rid of the idea of greed which is portrayed by the princes, kings and leaders. Machiavelli thinks on the opposite side of the spectrum as More. He

This essay is about the life of Charles Wright, a famous poet.He has recieve hands full of awards for his work and has wrote over 12 poetry books

2302 words - 9 pages percentage of American poetry since the beginning of the twentieth century presents evidence of traits inherited from these two great influences Dickinson and Whitman, though the best of this poetry is often seen as derived in directly or as resembling a combination of the two. Over the years much has been made by critics about the debt Charles Wright owes to the poetry of Ezra Pound. The book that changed his life was The Selected Poems of Ezra Pound

This is an essay about Norman Rockwell and his painting "Boyhood Dreams"

753 words - 3 pages distance we would all go running to the fence and watch in awe as it flew by us. That is why I chose this painting by Norman Rockwell to relate to my cultural background because it shows how this boy can be taken aghast by such a powerful machine.Rockwell stated, "Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed." Although Norman Rockwell was always at odds with modern notions of what an artist should be, he chose to paint life as he wanted to see it. His themes and unique style have passed the test of time making him one of the best known and my personal favorite American artists.

This Essay is about Napoleon and two of his great battles

1022 words - 4 pages battle of Austerlitz. It took place near the village of Austerlitz which is now Slavkov, Czech Republic on December 2, 1805, between a French army of about 73,200 men and 139 artillery pieces and an Austro-Russian army of about 85,400 men and 278 artillery pieces. It is sometimes called the Battle of the Three Emperors because Napoleon, Francis I of Austria, and Alexander I of Russia were all part of this battle.Napoleon won this battle by out

Similar Essays

Charles Dickens.....This Essay Is About His Life And Works

532 words - 2 pages instead letting Oliver decide his own fate. In thebook, other characters determine Oliver^Òs path in life, and Oliver isthe subject around which the story revolves. The accidents in the storygive depth to Oliver and add depth to the story that increases elementsof mystery and suspense.In the beginning of the book, Mrs. Thingummy is helping Oliver^Òs mothergive birth to the young child. Mrs. Thingummy takes charge of Oliver^&Ograve

This Essay Is All About Leonardo Da Vinci . His Life And His Works

1600 words - 6 pages engineering and architecture.During these last years of his life Leonardo began to arrange and edit his scientific papers, a task left unfinished at his death. Leonardo died in his home in France on May 2, 1519. His notebooks and paintings passed into the possession of his favorite student and long-time friend Francesco de Melzi, who had traveled to France with Leonardo in 1516.Interestingly, while we know that Leonardo was buried in the palace church, we no longer know where his grave is located. The church and palace were destroyed during the French Revolution, and the grave can no longer be foundERSHAN.

This Is A Short Biographical Essay About Charles Dickens And Gives A Short Overview About His Life/Work And Books

666 words - 3 pages future. Ebenezer gets confronted with his life as a young boy, a grown up and even his death and so he slowly begins to understand his mistakes. This Christmas time story is great example of how Dickens mirrored society in fiction. Another famous work by Charles Dickens, wrote in 1860, is "Great Expectations", build around a character named Pip. A book that shows how masterful Dickens´ work was in his late years. Here he formed a character

This Essay Is About Plato And His Book "The Republic"

1178 words - 5 pages clear definition of Plato's beliefs on the individual and on the state. So was Plato's view of an ideal state actually a socialist state?I believe it was very much like a socialist state. The question at the center of the Republic is whether it is better to live justly or unjustly. To answer this question, Plato first describes his ideal city. His ideal city includes guardians, auxiliaries, and tradesman. In Plato's view every person has a