John F. Kennedy was the thirty- fifth president. Kennedy was the firstpresident to reach for the moon, ending the race between Russia and the UnitedStates. Some wondered if the moon race ever existed. ³Was it a true raceresulting from the cold war to land the first man on moon?´. Whatever the answer is to this question, The United States has clearly benefited from the moonlanding.John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth President of the United States.President Kennedy was considered by some to be the only president who had avision to reach for the moon. Kennedy also made the nation see itself with neweyes, and unfortunately, his assassination shocked the world.John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline Massachusetts in May 29,1917, the second son of nine children. JFK was born into a family with a historyof political and public service. During his childhood Kennedy was sick, and spentmost of his time reading. As an adult, he enrolled at Princeton University, butshortly there after he had to withdraw himself because of his illness. Upon hisrecovery Kennedy entered Harvard University, where he in InternationalRelations. While in his senior year he traveled to Europe. During his time inEurope, John Kennedy was inspired after he read Winston Churchill¶s book,titled, ³While England Slept´, which chronicled Britain¶s lack of militarypreparation when threatened by Nazi Germany. John Kennedy, later wrote hissenior thesis titled, ³Why England slept´, in which he explored and examined thereasons for England¶s lack of military preparedness, was published in 1940.