John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the Boston suburb of
Brookline. Kennedy was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy a formerambassador to Great
Britain. Kennedy was much like his father, possesing a delightful sense of
humor, a strong family loyalty, a concern for the state of the nation, endless
vitality and a constant air of confidence no matter how dire the situation
(Kennedy, Sorensen, Harper & Row, New York 1965, Page 18). Growing up in a
priviliged household and graduating with honors from Harvard. He served as an
assistant to his father (1938), naval officer (1941-1945), journalist (1941 and
1945) and Congressman (1947-1953), he had traveled to every major continent ...

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figure in large demand.

"John Kennedy was not one of the Senate's great leaders" (Sorensen 43).
Very few laws of great importance bear his name. Even after his initial “
traditionally' inactive freshman year in the Senate, his chances for major
contributions to the Senate excluding his stances on fair labor reform and
against rackets, were constantly diminished of his Presidential campaign. His
voting record reflects his open minded views, and strengthed beliefs. He was
well liked and respected by many Senators. Kennedy was regarded for his
eagerness and cool logic in debate situations His only real “enemy” was Senator
Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin (Sorensen 45).McCarthy's rough and wide-ranging
hunts for Red, "pinks" and headlines had stomped on the freedoms of people who
had not committed a crime, and Kennedy was too rational and reasonable a man to
remain indiferent to the extremism known as Mcarthyism. Kennedy often was a
thorn in McCarthy's side obstructing ...

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(Sorensen 95).
Before the election of 1960 Kennedy used the result of his newfound celebrity
status to do a bit of travelling across the country. Convering more than thirty
thousand miles in twenty-four states, he made over 150 speeches and appearances
in the course of six weeks. He spoke to various conventions, varying from civic
to labor, farmer to youth. However his senatorial duties enabled him to accept
less than 4 percent of the hundreds of invitations that poured into his office,
mainly consisting of important Democratic canidates or fund-raising dinner
chairmen. As the years progressed the fact materialized that his hard work had
finally begun to pay off. His audiences had ...

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