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The Superior School of Commerce Nicolae Kretzulescu

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Why John F. Kennedy?

Early life
Childhood and education
Carrier and Presidency
The life behind the presidency desk

Why John F. Kennedy?

Kennedys controversial life created a lot of
conspiracy theories about his death;
I wanted to find out why it happened and how
was it possible for a man who was so loved to
end in such a tragical way;
Not only the spectacular assassination is
controversial, but also his private, political and
social life made John F. Kennedy so popular.

Early life- Childhood and education

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on 29 May,
1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts;
He was the second son of Joseph Kennedy and
Rose Fitzgerald. He had three brothers and
five sisters;
In September 1936, Kennedy enrolled at
Harvard College. During college, he worked at
the American Embassy of London.

Early life- Family

Kennedys life has been very controversial,
such as his marriage with
Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy;
They were married on September 12, 1953,
at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode

Career and Presidency

On January 2, 1960, Kennedy initiated his campaign

for President in the Democratic primary election.
John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President
at noon on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural
address he spoke of the need for all Americans to be
active citizens, famously saying, "Ask not what your
country can do for you; ask what you can do for your

The life behind the presidency desk


Cuba and the Bay of Pigs Invasion

In late 1961, the White House formed the "Special Group (Augmented)",
headed by Robert Kennedy and including Edward Lansdale,
Secretary Robert McNamara, and others. The group's objectiveto
overthrow Castro via espionage, sabotage, and other covert tacticswas
never pursued.

2. Cuban missile crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis known as the October crisis in Cuba and
the Caribbean crisis in the USSR was a 13-day confrontation between
the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other, in
October 1962.

3. Peace Corps
As one of his first presidential acts, Kennedy asked Congress
to create the Peace Corps. His brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver,
was the first director. Since 1961, over 200,000 Americans
have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 139 countries.
4. Israel
Kennedy initiated the creation of security ties with Israel, and
he is credited as the founder of the US-Israeli military alliance.

5. Iraq
In 1963, the Kennedy administration backed the coup against the
government of Iraq headed by Abd al-Karim Qasim
6. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
In July 1963, Kennedy sent Averell Harriman to Moscow to negotiate a
treaty with the Soviets. Ultimately, the United States, the United Kingdom,
and the Soviet Union were the initial signatories to a limited treaty, which
prohibited atomic testing on the ground, in the atmosphere, or underwater,
but not underground.

7. Domestic policy
Kennedy called his domestic program the "New Frontier". It ambitiously
promised federal funding for education, medical care for the elderly,
economic aid to rural regions, and government intervention to halt the
recession. Kennedy also promised an end to racial discrimination.
8. The controversial relationship with Marilyn Monroe
On May 19, 1962, Monroe made her last significant public appearance,
singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" at a birthday party for President
John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.


Alan Posener- John F & Jacqueline Kennedy

Weiner Tim- CIA- O istorie secreta
Winkler Allan M.- Trecutul apropiat. Eseuri si documente despre
America de dupa cel de al doilea razboi mondial
James MacGregor Burns- John Kennedy: A political profile

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