By J.P. Naomi on March 09, 2018
JFK are the initials of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. He was born on May 29, 1917, and served his nation from January 1961 until his assassination.
Although briefly attending Princeton University in 1935, he graduated from Harvard University in 1940. JFK was a commander during World War II and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service. He later went on to represent Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 and was subsequently elected to the Senate. In 1960, he became the youngest president at the age of 43.
His life and time in office were decorated and marked by high tensions from the Cold War, health problems, failed attempts at enacting policies, and numerous extramarital relationships- after all, what’s the oval office without a good scandal. Despite his misfortune, he was the president of the people from his support of the Civil Rights Movement to the establishment of the Peace Corps, earning him an average approval rating of 70%.
In 1963 in Dallas, Texas, Kennedy was assassinated. This unfortunate event united the nation with uninterrupted television coverage for over 70 hours, making it the first major television news event of its kind. But besides the facts we've just given you, how much do you know about the life of one of the most well-known presidents in US history?