John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected President, and the first Roman Catholic. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as President. He had a worldwide influence and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented the United States from entering another world war. The younger people especially admired Kennedy and he was possibly the most popular president in history. Kennedy expressed the values of 20th century America and his presidency had an importance beyond its political achievements. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and was one of nine children. The Kennedy family was very wealthy, thus the Kennedy children were able to pursue whatever they chose.
John F. Kennedy chose to purse politics and was elected to Congress in 1942. As a new member Kennedy supported legislation that would serve the interests of his elements. Kennedy usually backed bills sponsored by his party but would sometimes show independence by voting with the Republicans. He also joined with the Republicans in criticizing the Truman administrations handling of
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