John F Kennedy was the youngest president at the end of his tenure.
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John F Kennedy was the youngest president at the end of his tenure.
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John F Kennedy's campaign gained momentum after the first televised presidential debates in American history.
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John F Kennedy's administration included high tensions with communist states in the Cold War.
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John F Kennedy rejected Operation Northwoods in March 1962, but his administration continued to plan for an invasion of Cuba in the summer of 1962.
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John F Kennedy signed the first nuclear weapons treaty in October 1963.
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John F Kennedy supported the civil rights movement but was only somewhat successful in passing his New Frontier domestic policies.
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John F Kennedy is the most recent US president to have died in office.
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John F Kennedy lived in Brookline for the first ten years of his life.
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John F Kennedy attended the local St Aidan's Church, where he was baptized on June 19,1917.
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John F Kennedy was educated through the 4th grade at the Edward Devotion School, the Noble and Greenough Lower School, and the Dexter School; all located in the Boston area.
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Young John F Kennedy attended the Riverdale Country School – a private school for boys – from 5th to 7th grade, and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 2 in Bronxville, New York.
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In September 1931, John F Kennedy started attending Choate School, a prestigious preparatory boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut.
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Defiantly John F Kennedy took a cue and named his group "The Muckers Club", which included roommate and lifelong friend Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings.
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John F Kennedy had been the business manager of the school yearbook and was voted the "most likely to succeed".
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In September 1935, John F Kennedy made his first trip abroad when he traveled to London with his parents and his sister Kathleen.
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John F Kennedy was then hospitalized for observation at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.
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John F Kennedy convalesced further at the family winter home in Palm Beach, then spent the spring of 1936 working as a ranch hand on the 40,000-acre Jay Six cattle ranch outside Benson, Arizona.
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John F Kennedy tried out for the football, golf, and swimming teams and earned a spot on the varsity swimming team.
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John F Kennedy sailed in the Star class and won the 1936 Nantucket Sound Star Championship.
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In July 1937, John F Kennedy sailed to France—taking his convertible—and spent ten weeks driving through Europe with Billings.
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In June 1938, Kennedy sailed overseas with his father and older brother to work at the American embassy in London, where his father was President Franklin D Roosevelt's US Ambassador to the Court of St James's.
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John F Kennedy then went to Berlin, where the US diplomatic representative gave him a secret message about war breaking out soon to pass on to his father, and to Czechoslovakia before returning to London on September 1,1939, the day that Germany invaded Poland to mark the beginning of World War II.
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In 1940 John F Kennedy completed his thesis, "Appeasement in Munich", about British negotiations during the Munich Agreement.
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John F Kennedy became increasingly supportive of US intervention in World War II, and his father's isolationist beliefs resulted in the latter's dismissal as ambassador to the United Kingdom.
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In early 1941, John F Kennedy left and helped his father write a memoir of his time as an American ambassador.
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In 1940, John F Kennedy attempted to enter the army's Officer Candidate School.
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John F Kennedy was commissioned an ensign on October 26,1941, and joined the staff of the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, DC.
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In January 1942, John F Kennedy was assigned to the ONI field office at Headquarters, Sixth Naval District, in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Ambling around the plots near the tiny St Columba's chapel, John F Kennedy paused over Koehler's white granite cross grave marker and pondered his own mortality, hoping out loud that when his time came, he would not have to die without religion.
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John F Kennedy's first command was PT-101 from December 7,1942, until February 23,1943: It was a patrol torpedo boat used for training while Kennedy was an instructor at Melville.
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John F Kennedy gathered around the wreckage his surviving ten crew members to vote on whether to "fight or surrender".
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John F Kennedy made an additional two-mile swim the night of August 2,1943, to Ferguson Passage to attempt to hail a passing American PT boat to expedite his crew's rescue and attempted to make the trip on a subsequent night, in a damaged canoe found on Naru Island where he had swum with Ensign George Ross to look for food.
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John F Kennedy was hospitalized at the Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts from May to December 1944.
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John F Kennedy's father requested that his son receive the Silver Star, which is awarded for gallantry in action.
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On March 1,1945, John F Kennedy retired from the Navy Reserve on physical disability and was honorably discharged with the full rank of lieutenant.
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Unmindful of personal danger, Lieutenant John F Kennedy unhesitatingly braved the difficulties and hazards of darkness to direct rescue operations, swimming many hours to secure aid and food after he had succeeded in getting his crew ashore.
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John F Kennedy established his residency at an apartment building on 122 Bowdoin Street across from the Massachusetts State House.
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John F Kennedy served in the House for six years, joining the influential Education and Labor Committee and the Veterans' Affairs Committee.
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John F Kennedy supported public housing and opposed the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, which restricted the power of labor unions.
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Almost every weekend that Congress was in session, John F Kennedy would fly back to Massachusetts to give speeches to veteran, fraternal, and civic groups, while maintaining an index card file on individuals who might be helpful for a future campaign for state-wide office.
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John F Kennedy underwent several spinal operations over the next two years.
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At the start of his first term, John F Kennedy focused on Massachusetts-specific issues by sponsoring bills to help the fishing, textile manufacturing, and watchmaking industries.
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In 1954, Senator John F Kennedy voted in favor of the Saint Lawrence Seaway which would connect the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, despite opposition from Massachusetts politicians who argued that the project would cripple New England's shipping industry, including the Port of Boston.
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Three years later, John F Kennedy chaired a special committee to select the five greatest US senators in history so their portraits could decorate the Senate Reception Room.
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That same year, John F Kennedy joined the Senate Labor Rackets Committee with his brother Robert to investigate crime infiltration of labor unions.
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At the 1956 Democratic National Convention, John F Kennedy gave the nominating speech for the party's presidential nominee, Adlai Stevenson II.
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John F Kennedy cast a procedural vote against it and this was considered by some to be an appeasement of Southern Democratic opponents of the bill.
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John F Kennedy voted for Title IV, termed the "Jury Trial Amendment".
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John F Kennedy proposed on July 2,1957, that the US support Algeria's effort to gain independence from France.
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The following year, John F Kennedy authored A Nation of Immigrants, which analyzed the importance of immigration in the country's history as well as proposals to re-evaluate immigration law.
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John F Kennedy's father was a strong supporter and friend of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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Additionally, Bobby John F Kennedy worked for McCarthy's subcommittee, and McCarthy dated John F Kennedy's sister Patricia.
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On January 2,1960, John F Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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John F Kennedy's religion helped him win a devoted following among many Catholic voters.
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John F Kennedy's presidential campaign was a family affair, funded by his father and with his younger brother Robert, acting as his campaign manager.
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John F Kennedy traveled extensively to build his support among Democratic elites and voters.
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At the time, party officials controlled most of the delegates, but several states held primaries, and John F Kennedy sought to win several primaries to boost his chances of winning the nomination.
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When John F Kennedy entered the convention, he had the most delegates, but not enough to ensure that he would win the nomination.
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John F Kennedy believed that the Texas Senator could help him win support from the South.
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Conversely, John F Kennedy wore makeup and appeared relaxed, which helped the large television audience to view him as the winner.
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John F Kennedy's campaign gained momentum after the first debate, and he pulled slightly ahead of Nixon in most polls.
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On Election Day, John F Kennedy defeated Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century.
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John F Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president at noon on January 20,1961.
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John F Kennedy brought to the White House a contrast in organization compared to the decision-making structure of former General Eisenhower, and he wasted no time in scrapping Eisenhower's methods.
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John F Kennedy preferred the organizational structure of a wheel with all the spokes leading to the president.
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John F Kennedy was ready and willing to make the increased number of quick decisions required in such an environment.
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John F Kennedy selected a mixture of experienced and inexperienced people to serve in his cabinet.
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John F Kennedy focused on immediate and specific issues facing the administration and quickly voiced his impatience with pondering deeper meanings.
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At the request of Senator Henry Jackson, Senator John F Kennedy McClellan held 46 days of mostly closed-door hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations investigating the TFX contract from February to November 1963.
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John F Kennedy's mistake helped raise tensions going into the Vienna summit of June 1961.
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John F Kennedy picked up on this in his speech in Paris, saying that he would be remembered as "the man who accompanied Jackie John F Kennedy to Paris".
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John F Kennedy made it clear that any treaty interfering with US access rights in West Berlin would be regarded as an act of war.
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Shortly after Kennedy returned home, the US S R announced its plan to sign a treaty with East Berlin, abrogating any third-party occupation rights in either sector of the city.
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Depressed and angry, John F Kennedy assumed that his only option was to prepare the country for nuclear war, which he personally thought had a one-in-five chance of occurring.
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John F Kennedy gave a speech at Saint Anselm College on May 5,1960, regarding America's conduct in the emerging Cold War.
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Biographer Richard Reeves said that John F Kennedy focused primarily on the political repercussions of the plan rather than military considerations.
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In March 1962, John F Kennedy rejected Operation Northwoods, proposals for false flag attacks against American military and civilian targets, and blaming them on the Cuban government in order to gain approval for a war against Cuba.
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John F Kennedy exchanged two sets of letters with Khrushchev, to no avail.
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John F Kennedy worked closely with Puerto Rican Governor Luis Munoz Marin for the development of the Alliance of Progress and began working to further Puerto Rico's autonomy.
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When John F Kennedy took office, he privately instructed the CIA that any plan must include plausible deniability by the US His public position was in opposition.
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Robert John F Kennedy, who saw an opportunity for the US, called Bowles "a gutless bastard" to his face.
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John F Kennedy announced a change of policy from support to partnership with Diem to defeat of communism in South Vietnam.
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John F Kennedy increased the number of military advisers and special forces in the area, from 11,000 in 1962 to 16,000 by late 1963, but he was reluctant to order a full-scale deployment of troops.
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In October 1963, Kennedy appointed Defense Secretary McNamara and General Maxwell D Taylor to a Vietnamese mission in another effort to synchronize the information and formulation of policy.
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John F Kennedy instructed Lodge to offer covert assistance to the coup, excluding assassination.
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Historians disagree on whether the Vietnam War would have escalated if Kennedy had not been assassinated and had won re-election in 1964.
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The film contains a tape recording of Lyndon Johnson stating that Kennedy was planning to withdraw, a position in which Johnson disagreed.
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John F Kennedy had signed National Security Action Memorandum 263, dated October 11, which ordered the withdrawal of 1,000 military personnel by year's end, and the bulk of them out by 1965.
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Such an action would have been a policy reversal, but John F Kennedy was publicly moving in a less hawkish direction since his speech on world peace at American University on June 10,1963.
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John F Kennedy reiterated the American commitment to Germany and criticized communism, and was met with an ecstatic response from a massive audience.
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John F Kennedy ended the arms embargo that the Eisenhower and Truman administrations had enforced on Israel.
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John F Kennedy extended the first informal security guarantees to Israel in 1962 and, beginning in 1963, was the first US president to allow the sale to Israel of advanced US weaponry as well as to provide diplomatic support for Israeli policies, which were opposed by Arab neighbors; those policies included Israel's water project on the Jordan River.
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In 1963 the John F Kennedy administration was engaged in a now-declassified diplomatic standoff with the leaders of Israel.
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Meanwhile, John F Kennedy instructed the CIA—under the direction of Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt Jr.
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The John F Kennedy administration was pleased with the outcome and ultimately approved a $55-million arms deal for Iraq.
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John F Kennedy visited the cottage at Dunganstown, near New Ross, County Wexford, where his ancestors had lived before emigrating to America.
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John F Kennedy was the first foreign leader to address the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Irish parliament.
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John F Kennedy later told aides that the trip was the best four days of his life.
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John F Kennedy ended a period of tight fiscal policies, loosening monetary policy to keep interest rates down and to encourage growth of the economy.
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The economy, which had been through two recessions in three years and was in one when John F Kennedy took office, accelerated notably throughout his administration.
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Attorney General Robert John F Kennedy took the position that steel executives had illegally colluded to fix prices.
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John F Kennedy commuted a death sentence imposed by a military court on seaman Jimmie Henderson on February 12,1962, changing the penalty to life in prison.
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On March 22,1962, John F Kennedy signed into law HR5143, which abolished the mandatory death penalty for first degree murder suspects in the District of Columbia, the only remaining jurisdiction in the United States with such a penalty.
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John F Kennedy verbally supported racial integration and civil rights; during his 1960 presidential campaign, he telephoned Coretta Scott King, wife of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
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Robert John F Kennedy called Georgia governor Ernest Vandiver and obtained King's release from prison, which drew additional black support to his brother's candidacy.
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Robert John F Kennedy, speaking for the president, urged the Freedom Riders to "get off the buses and leave the matter to peaceful settlement in the courts".
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John F Kennedy feared sending federal troops would stir up "hated memories of Reconstruction" after the Civil War among conservative Southern whites.
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On March 6,1961, John F Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which required government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin".
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John F Kennedy began doubting as to whether the "evils of Reconstruction" of the 1860s and 1870s he had been taught or believed in were true.
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On November 20,1962, John F Kennedy signed Executive Order 11063, which prohibited racial discrimination in federally supported housing or "related facilities".
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That evening John F Kennedy gave his famous Report to the American People on Civil Rights on national television and radio, launching his initiative for civil rights legislation—to provide equal access to public schools and other facilities, and greater protection of voting rights.
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John F Kennedy's proposals became part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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John F Kennedy turned over some of the details of the government's involvement to the Dept.
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John F Kennedy called the congressional leaders to the White House and by the following day the original bill, without the additions, had enough votes to get it out of the House committee.
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John F Kennedy saw this proposal as an extension of his planned civil rights agenda as president.
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John F Kennedy was asked by the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene and to halt the project, but he declined, citing a critical need for flood control.
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John F Kennedy expressed concern about the plight of the Seneca and directed government agencies to assist in obtaining more land, damages, and assistance to help mitigate their displacement.
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Early in his presidency, Kennedy was poised to dismantle the manned space program but postponed any decision out of deference to Johnson, who had been a strong supporter of the space program in the Senate.
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John F Kennedy now became eager for the US to take the lead in the Space Race, for reasons of national security and prestige.
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John F Kennedy took the latter occasion as an opportunity to deliver another speech at Rice to promote the space effort on September 12,1962, in which he said:.
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John F Kennedy appointed the following Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States:.
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John F Kennedy was 46 years old and had been in office for 1,036 days.
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John F Kennedy family is one of the most established political families in the United States, having produced a president, three senators, three ambassadors, and multiple other representatives and politicians, both at the federal and state level.
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John F Kennedy was a life member of the National Rifle Association.
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John F Kennedy met his future wife, Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier, when he was a congressman.
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Mrs John F Kennedy brought new art and furniture to the White House and directed its restoration.
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John F Kennedy was closely tied to popular culture, emphasized by songs such as "Twisting at the White House".
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Three months prior to his third birthday, in 1920, John F Kennedy came down with scarlet fever, a highly contagious and life-threatening disease, and was admitted to Boston City Hospital.
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John F Kennedy suffered from chronic and severe back pain, for which he had surgery.
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Into late 1961, disagreements existed among John F Kennedy's doctors concerning his proper balance of medication and exercise.
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John F Kennedy preferred the former because he was short on time and desired immediate relief.
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John F Kennedy's sister Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy was born in 1918 with intellectual disabilities and underwent a prefrontal lobotomy at age 23, leaving her incapacitated until her death in 2005.
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Bobby John F Kennedy reportedly took the matter sufficiently seriously to raise it with leading Democratic and Republican figures in Congress.
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John F Kennedy inspired affection and loyalty from the members of his team and his supporters.
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John F Kennedy was posthumously awarded the Pacem in Terris Award.
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John F Kennedy posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963.
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