Facts about John F. Kennedy (JFK)

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John F. Kennedy (JFK)

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Who was John Kennedy?

Concise Biography, History & Facts About President John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Thirty-Fifth President - John F. Kennedy (JFK)
John F. Kennedy Lifespan - 1917
- 1963
Place of Birth - May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts
Education - Harvard College (graduated 1940)

John F. Kennedy Term as President - 
1961-1963
Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Lyndon B Johnson
John F. Kennedy Religion - Roman Catholic
Name of Wife - John F. Kennedy (JFK) was married to 
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy on September 12, 1953.
Children: Only Caroline and John Jr survived infancy. Their son, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, died in August 1963. They also had a stillborn daughter, Arabella Kennedy
Career of John F. Kennedy (JFK) - Politician, Statesman
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1947-53
United States Senator, 1953-61
Place of Death - John F. Kennedy (JFK) died on
November 22, 1963. Killed by an assassin's bullet in Dallas, Texas. The assassin was believed to be Lee Harvey Oswald. The alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed two days later in the Dallas city jail by Jack Ruby, owner of a strip-tease club.
Next President: President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Cuban Missile Crisis


Major Events during his presidency

  • The Peace Corps were created (1961)

  • Bay of Pigs (1961)
  • Berlin Wall built (1961)
  • Alan Shepard  became the first American in space (1961)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

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  • John F. Kennedy was handsome, charismatic and charming
  • JFK received the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Valor, and a Purple Heart
  • John F. Kennedy wore corrective shoes, because his right leg was 3/4 inch longer than his left
  • He was born into a wealthy Boston family, headed by his father, Joseph P. Kennedy who was ambassador to the United Kingdom
  • The oldest son, Joseph Jr., who was a pilot, was killed on a bombing mission in Europe
  • Edward (Teddy) Kennedy successfully ran for a Senate seat in Massachusetts and in 1980 unsuccessfully challenged President Jimmy Carter's re-nomination
  • Robert Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan
  • John F. Kennedy Age at Inauguration - 43 years old
  • John F. Kennedy Nicknames - JFK, Jack
  • John F. Kennedy (JFK) was the nation's first President born in the 20th century
  • He was the first Catholic President
  • John F. Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957
  • Kennedy started the Peace Corp
  • John F. Kennedy Age at Death - 46 years old
  • Kennedy was the fourth president to be assassinated and the eighth to die in office
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President John F. Kennedy (JFK) and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8


Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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