By Yona Zeldis McDonough
The fellow who stored the lives of his PT-109 crewmen in the course of WWII and have become the thirty fifth president fought-and won-his first conflict on the age of two-and-a-half, whilst he was once troubled with scarlet fever. even though his presidency used to be reduce brief, our nation's youngest elected chief left an indelible mark at the American attention and now could be profiled in our Who Was...? sequence. incorporated are a hundred black-and-white illustrations in addition to a timeline that courses readers via this eventful interval in background.
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Quickly, they reached Arlington nationwide Cemetery in Virginia. There, John Fitzgerald Kennedy used to be laid to relaxation. An everlasting flame was once lit beside his grave. just like the mythical King Arthur, whom he had popular as a boy, John F. Kennedy attempted to be a good, courageous, and honorable chief. He encouraged a state to wish and dream for a greater destiny. He used to be president for just one thousand days. but John F. Kennedy nonetheless holds a distinct position within the hearts of all american citizens. TIMELINE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY’S existence 1917 — Born to Rose and Joseph Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts 1940 — Graduates from Harvard collage 1940 — ebook of Why England Slept 1941 — Enlists within the U. S. military 1943 — PT-109 destroyed; Kennedy rescues the remainder crewmen 1944 — Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. dies whereas on a mystery wartime venture 1946 — Elected to the U. S. condo of Representatives 1952 — Elected to the U. S. Senate 1953 — Marries Jacqueline Bouvier 1957 — Daughter Caroline is born; presented Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in braveness 1960 — Wins Democratic presidential nomination; offers “New Frontier” speech 1960 — Elected thirty-fifth president of the U. S. ; son John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. is born 1961 — Establishes Peace Corps 1961 — Meets with Soviet most advantageous Nikita Khrushchev 1961 — Bay of Pigs invasion fails 1962 — Cuban Missile hindrance 1963 — Submits civil rights invoice to Congress 1963 — Assassinated in Dallas, Texas TIMELINE OF the realm international warfare I starts off in Europe — 1914 the U.S. enters global warfare — 1917 U. S. ratifies the 19th modification to the structure, giving ladies the suitable to vote — 1920 The observe “robot” enters the language through Karel Capek’s play R. U. R. — 1921 Kodak introduces domestic motion picture gear — 1923 Little Orphan Annie enters the comics pages — 1924 3 million radio units within the U. S. — 1924 Disney provides sound to cartoons — 1928 nice melancholy starts within the U. S. — 1929 Pluto found — 1930 Empire country development accomplished — 1931 Amelia Earhart turns into the 1st lady to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean — 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected president of the U. S. — 1932 Adolf Hitler turns into chancellor of Germany — 1933 Cheeseburger invented — 1934 global struggle II starts in Europe — 1939 glossy helicopter invented — 1939 Pearl Harbor bombed via Japan; the USA enters WWII — 1941 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by way of Betty Smith released — 1943 Smokey the undergo starts off scuffling with wooded area fires — 1944 international warfare II ends — 1945 The Diary of a tender lady by way of Anne Frank released — 1947 Disney’s lively vintage Peter Pan published — 1953 Rosa Parks, a black girl, refuses to renounce her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama; smooth civil rights circulate is born — 1955 Sputnik despatched into orbit through Soviet Union — 1957 An Elvis Presley live performance in Chicago sends twelve thousand fanatics into screaming hysteria — 1958 Barbie doll brought — 1959 Domino’s offers its first pizza — 1960 Harper Lee wins Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird — 1961 Dr. No starts James Bond sequence — 1962 Martin Luther King Jr.