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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard in 1940 with a political Science degree, John f. Kennedy joined the US Navy in 1941 Kennedy suffered a back injury and in December 1943 was sent back to the United States where he recovered and was promoted to lieutenant and became a PT instructor in Florida. In 1945 Kennedy was honorably discharged for the Navy due to his back problems. Moreover, finishing his Military service Kennedy ran for seat in the House of Representatives which he won. Then he was a congressman for six years, before he ran for senate and won in 1952. The following year he married Jacqueline Bouvier. Following that Kennedy was nominated for vice president but did not win due religion. Over the next few years four children were born but only two, Caroline and John, survived infancy. Kennedy continued to suffer from back problems and had two operations in October 1954 and February 1955. While recovering in hospital he wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning Profiles in Courage in 1956, which later was know that the coauthor was Harry S. Truman(unfinished life of JFK). Further more in his run for presidency against Republican Richard Nixon he faced many obstacles. First of all, one of the major was that he was Ramon Catholic. In fact in is election the first televised debates happened in history. Kennedy won the presidency.

President Kennedy was the youngest president of the United States; He was also the first Roman Catholic. He used his famous saying "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

Throughout John F. Kennedy's presidency and in his life he had to handle one of the most challenging and potentially unpredictable events the Cuban Missile Crisis" Thirteen Days." For the first time ever in world history the world has been closest to a nuclear war with the Cuban missile crisis. The United States were at their highest state of readiness while the Soviet Union and Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if an invasion were to erupt.

Fidel Castro was angry after the United States invasion of the Bay of Pigs in April 1961. It all started on April 17, 1961, when the Untied States wanted to remove Castro from power and establishment of a non-communist government friendly to the United States. In the first invasion of the Bay of Pigs the Untied States order eight US air bombers from Nicaragua to bomb Cuban airfields. The CIA used World War II B-26 bombers and painted them like Cuban air force planes so that Castro would not suspect. The bombers missed most of their targets. In addition, the bombers left most of Castro's air force unharmed. As the Cubans found out about the CIA painting air planes and discovered that the Americans support for the invasion Castro got trouble. Moreover, President Kennedy cancelled a second strike on the Bay of Pig



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