John Fitzgerald Kennedy and His Life
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, a bank president, and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the daughter of the Boston mayor. Kennedy was born to a modest home in the suburbs of Boston. When Joseph Kennedy became wealthier, the Kennedy's moved to a bigger home in the suburbs of New York. JFK went to all private elementary schools and graduated high school from Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut in 1935.
JFK later enrolled in Princeton, but had to drop out because he got very sick. After he was well, he entered Harvard and graduated in 1940. In 1940, JFK published a book called Why England Slept where it became a best-seller.
JFK had a short stint in the navy during World War II where he received a Purple Heart and the Marine Corps medal. After being discharged for re- injuring his back, JFK was faced with the decision of what his career should be. He worked for the Hearst newspapers for awhile when he covered the United Nations conference. There is where he chooses a career in politics. His first opportunity came when a House of Representatives seat was vacant in Massachusetts in 1946. Kennedy nearly doubled the votes of his opponent. JFK's move to the Senate in 1952 proved to also be successful. …
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