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JOHN F. KENNEDY2018-06-24T16:08:45+00:00

JOHN F. KENNEDY

35th President of the United States was born on 29 May 1917 and died after his assassination in Dallas on November 1963.

After military service during the Second World War, Kennedy represented Massachusetts’s 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat. Then from 1953 until 1960 he served in the U.S. Senate of that state. When he was 43 he defeated the Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S. Presidential election and became the youngest man elected to the office and the second youngest president after Theodore Roosevelt (became president at age 42 after the assassination of William McKinley).

During his presidency many notable events happened. Such as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the establishment of the Peace Corps, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, and the increased U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

On 22 November 1963 Kennedy was assassinated during his political trip to Texas. He was travelling in a presidential motorcade through Dallas when he was shot once in the throat and once in the head.