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By Yona Zeldis McDonough

The guy who kept the lives of his PT-109 crewmen in the course of WWII and have become the thirty fifth president fought-and won-his first conflict on the age of two-and-a-half, while he was once bothered with scarlet fever. even though his presidency used to be minimize brief, our nation's youngest elected chief left an indelible mark at the American attention and now could be profiled in our Who Was...? sequence. incorporated are a hundred black-and-white illustrations in addition to a timeline that courses readers via this eventful interval in heritage.

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Jack’s great-grandfathers had come to the United States penniless. Now John F. Kennedy desired to turn into president of the U.S.. bankruptcy five Mr. President as soon as he was once absolutely recovered, Jack all started campaigning in earnest. He was once now forty-two years outdated. many folks concept he wasn’t the right age to be the president. The president who was once then in place of work, Dwight D. Eisenhower, have been sixty-two whilst first elected. compared, Jack appeared so younger. Eisenhower pointed out Jack as “that boy. ” humans have been used to an older guy because the chief of the rustic. additionally, Jack used to be Roman Catholic. the rustic had by no means elected a Catholic president. The Pope is the top of the Catholic Church. He supplies assistance to Catholics on many concerns. a few humans within the usa frightened Catholic president could be inspired through the Pope. Jack suggested humans to place apart their concerns. His faith was once own. it will no longer intervene with being president. In talking to a bunch of Protestant leaders, he stated, “I think in an the USA the place the separation of church and country is absolute … i'm the Democratic Party’s candidate for president, who occurs additionally to be a Catholic. i don't converse for my church on public matters—and the church doesn't converse for me. ” on the 1960 Democratic conference in l. a., California, one other guy additionally desired to run for president. Lyndon Johnson used to be a robust senator from Texas. He’d been in Congress for twenty-three years. He was once the Senate Majority chief. He argued that John Kennedy used to be younger and green. but regardless of his adolescence, Jack gained the nomination. And the fellow he desired to run with him at the price tag used to be Lyndon Johnson. Johnson considered it. Being vice chairman might supply him plenty of nationwide consciousness. It additionally placed him subsequent in line for the presidency, if whatever have been to take place to Jack. finally, Johnson agreed to run. John Kennedy made a speech on television to just accept the Democratic nomination. He said the topics of his crusade: “We stand this present day at the fringe of a brand new Frontier … past that frontier are uncharted components of technology and area, unsolved difficulties of peace and battle, unconquered wallet of lack of awareness and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. ” He sought after americans to be the “pioneers on that New Frontier. ” It used to be a super speech. by way of stressing the brilliant promise of the longer term whereas achieving again to the pioneer prior, Jack tapped the unstated goals and hopes of all americans. John Kennedy ran opposed to Republican Richard Nixon. Nixon have been vp lower than Dwight D. Eisenhower. He instructed citizens that the event he received in these years made him a greater candidate. He sought after the govt. to assist inner most companies. against this, Jack Kennedy believed that the govt might actually help make peoples’ lives larger. Jack Kennedy and Richard Nixon had a debate, and for the 1st time in heritage, the controversy used to be broadcast on television all around the kingdom. prior to the Fifties, most folk had basically radios of their houses. Now hundreds of thousands of american citizens may possibly see the 2 applicants discussing concerns.

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