John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Just an overview of the life and times of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    • The Kennedy Family
      • JFK was one of nine children.
      • He had three brothers - Joseph (Joe), Robert (Bobby) and Edward (Teddy).
      • Had five sisters - Eunice, Jean, Pat, Rosemary and Kathleen (Kick).
      • Irish roots, visited Ireland in June 1963.
      • Father - Joseph P Kennedy.
      • Mother - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
    • Assassination 22/11/63
      • 12:30pm two bullets hit Kennedy, one in the neck, one in the head
      • 1pm JFK pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital
      • JFK and Jackie head down Dealey Plaza where the killing takes place.
      • Lee Harvey Oswald charged with the murder. conspiracy's exist.
    • The Presidency 1961 - 1963
      • May/June 1961 - Trip to Europe. "I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris."
      • 22nd November 1963 - assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
      • Defeated vice president Richard Nixon and was elected president on 8th November 1960
      • October 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis.
      • Inaugurated January 20th 1961. "Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country"
      • March 1961 - establishes the Peace Corps
      • April 1961 - Bay of Pigs
      • March 1962 - Jackie's solo trip to India and Pakistan.
    • The Life 1917 - 1963
      • Suffered chronic back pain
      • 2nd child of Joe and Rose. Born 29th May 1917
      • Had many affairs including Marilyn Monroe
      • Fought in WW2
      • Captained a PT 109 boat, saved his crew in 1943.
      • Married Jackie Bouvier in 1953.
      • Had four children, Arabella, Caroline, John Jnr and Patrick

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