How Did John F Kennedy Rise To Power

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John F. Kennedy was a great man who made our nation strong with power and respect for one another. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the son of Joseph Kennedy who was a very wealthy businessman in Brookline, NY. His mother, Rose Kennedy, was the daughter of one of Boston’s best-known politicians. John had three brothers named Joseph Jr. Robert, and Edward. His only sister was Kathleen Kennedy. Rose’s and Joseph’s parents were immigrants from Ireland. When they came to the United States Rose’s father was the mayor of Boston and later became a U.S. Congressman. Joseph’s father was a Massachusetts State Senator. Joseph’s father was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain by President Franklin…show more content…
history and John was the president who had to deal with it. The Cold War was a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was trying to spread communism to other nations. John helped democracies protect governments from communism. The first Cold War crisis was John’s worst failure as president. In April of 1961, the United States decided to invade Cuba. The U.S. wanted communist Cuban ruler Fidel Castro out of power. So they came up with a plan called the Bay of Pigs invasion. Its purpose was to remove Castro from power and end communism in Cuba. The mission was a disaster. John blamed himself even though military leaders thought it to be successful. John decided that he would make decisions more carefully. He also decided to still try and free Cuba from communism. Operation Mongoose was a mission in which U.S. agents interfered with Cuba’s business with other nations. They planned to have U.S. Navy boats patrol waters around Cuba. But the government thought otherwise. They planned to assassinate Castro, but they failed. Castro grew very alarmed and believed that the U.S. was about to invade Cuba. He asked Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev for help. The Soviet Union sent nuclear missiles to Cuba, weapons that could strike the United States. “The building of missile sites triggered the Cuban Missile Crises in October of 1962.” (Harper pg. 25) John knew he couldn’t allow nuclear weapons in Cuba, but getting rid of them presented a huge problem. If the U.S. entered Cuba or bombed missile sites, the Soviet Union would declare war. An ordinary battle could turn into nuclear warfare. Such a war could destroy the U.S. and Soviet Union along with other parts of the world. Instead, Kennedy ordered a naval blockade of Cuba. This meant that U.S. ships would stop Soviet ships from coming into Cuba. John believed that this was the safest way. He demanded that the Soviet Union ships turn back and go home. It
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