President John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy was the United States of America’s thirty-fifth president.

President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917 and grew up to become America’s thirty-fifth president.

He was a sailor and writer before he became President of the United States at age 43. His place of primary affiliation was Massachusetts.

John F. Kennedy became president on Friday, January 20, 1961 and left the office on Friday, November 22, 1963.

President John F. Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party and his vice president was Lyndon B. Johnson.

John F. Kennedy's nicknames include JFK, and Jack among friends.

America's first Catholic president and the youngest ever elected to the job. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage.”

With his brother Robert as Attorney General, he gave more support to the civil rights movement than his predecessors, and he laid the groundwork for the Peace Corps and committed the U.S. to pursue the space race.

The most traumatic event in his brief presidency was the Cuban Missile Crisis, when it was discovered that Cuba deployed Russian nuclear missiles that could hit targets in the United States. Kennedy resisted pressure from his generals to attack Cuba and decided to begin a blockade of Russian vessels on their way to Cuba. The world held its breath for several days when they were closer to nuclear war between the superpowers than ever before or since.

President Kennedy is portrayed on U.S. coins. Other presidents portrayed on U.S. coins include President Franklin Roosevelt, President Washington, President Eisenhower, President Jefferson, and President Lincoln.

President John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. John F. Kennedy was 46 years old when he died.

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