John F. Kennedy (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

John F. Kennedy (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership)

Hope Lourie Killcoyne

Language: English

Pages: 79

ISBN: 1615309438

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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especially by making deceptive or extravagant claims, promises, or charges. endowment Permanent provision of financial support. inaugurate Induct into an office with suitable ceremonies. Low Mass As distinguished from Mass, which is a sequence of prayers and ceremonies in a Catholic church commemorating Jesus Christ, Low Mass is recited without singing by the celebrant, without a deacon or choir, and without the use of incense. (In Catholicism, a deacon is an official of the church whose rank

Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Tex., the fourth United States president to die by an assassin’s bullet. Kennedy was the nation’s first Roman Catholic president. He was inaugurated in January 1961, succeeding Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In one of the closest elections in the nation’s history, Kennedy had defeated the Republican candidate, Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, by little more than 100,000 votes. During his time in office, Kennedy faced a number of

Kennedy and his brothers and sisters to excel in school and in sports. John attended public schools in Brookline. Later he entered private schools in Riverdale, N.Y., and Wallingford, Conn. In 1935 and 1936 he studied at the London School of Economics. Then he followed his older brother, Joe, into Harvard University. An excellent athlete, John was a star swimmer and a good golfer. His athletic activities, however, were cut down after he suffered a back injury in a Harvard football game. The

political leaders who had defied popular opinion in matters of conscience. The book was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Although Kennedy was credited as the book’s author, it was later revealed that his assistant Theodore Sorensen had done much of the research and writing. John F. Kennedy at the 1952 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Ill. Hank Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Kennedy’s service on the Select Committee of the Senate to Investigate Improper Activities in

barrier, known as the Berlin Wall, came to symbolize the Cold War’s division of East from West Germany and of eastern from western Europe. A group of captured U.S.-backed Cuban exiles, known as Brigade 2506, being lined up by Fidel Castro’s soldiers at the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), Cuba, following an unsuccessful invasion of the island, April 1961. Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images At home Kennedy won congressional approval of a number of his proposals, including greater Social

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