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The 1960's
John F. Kennedy

The 1960's
The 1960's


John F. Kennedy
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.56

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    charismatic, nomination, margin, leadership, civil, better, blockade, destroyer, nuclear, convention, politics, slim, society, speculate, presidential, presidency
     content words:    John F., Roman Catholic, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, United States Ambassador, Great Britain, Jack Kennedy, Harvard University, World War II, War II, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge


John F. Kennedy
By Jane Runyon
  

1     The presidency of John F. Kennedy was unique from the beginning of his campaign. He was the first candidate to be involved in live, televised debates. He became the first Roman Catholic elected president. He was the youngest man to be elected president. He was the fourth president to be assassinated. He was the eighth president to die in office. He is one of the most remembered presidents.
 
2     John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Massachusetts. He came from a wealthy, prominent family. His father served as United States Ambassador to Great Britain from 1937 to 1940. Jack, as his family called him, was the second of nine children. There was always a lot of activity in the Kennedy household. Jack loved being part of all the activity despite poor health as a child.
 
3     Jack Kennedy graduated from Harvard University in 1940. He joined the navy and spent part of World War II as the skipper of a PT boat in the Pacific. In 1943, his boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer and sunk. Kennedy was able to swim with his crew to safety. He pulled one crew member with him. The PT 109 crew credited Kennedy with saving their lives.
 
4     After World War II, Kennedy decided to try his hand at politics. He was elected to Congress as a representative from Massachusetts in 1946. In 1952, he ran against the popular Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. He won and took his place in the United States Senate.

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