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  • 1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy An American dream and a global icon
  • 2. JFK Background
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy was of Irish decent.
    • He was born in Brookline, in the state of Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.
    • He graduated from Harvard University in 1940, then he entered the navy.
    • When he returned from the war, Kennedy became a Democratic Congressman from the Boston area. He was elected to the senate in 1953.
  • 3. JFK Background
    • He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953.
    • He wrote Profiles in Courage, which won a Pulitzer Prize.
    • By winning by a small amount of points, Kennedy became president.
    • On November 22 nd ,1963 he died in Dallas, hit in the head and left shoulder by rifle bullets.
  • 4. A Man With A Clear Destiny
    • He was a descendant of a rich and well known family.
    • He also became globally famous (Cuban Crisis, Minority Rights and Fight Against Criminality.
    • His tragic death his affaires, especially with Marilyn Monroe made him a global icon.
    • If you want to know about her secret files, go on http://foia.fbi.gov/monroe/monroe1.pdf
  • 5. JFK-The Big Achievements
    • Kennedy, on October 22 1962, declared worldwide that the Soviet Union was building a secret nuclear missile base in Cuba.
    • He opt for a less dangerous way of preventing a war.
    • On October 28, Khrushchev demanded all his Soviet Unions to retreat. Kennedy prevented the 3rd World War.
  • 6. A Global Icon
    • JFK has been a key figure in the history of modern world for many different reasons.
    • Alliance for Progress and the Peace Corps aided developing nations.
    • The Cuba crisis and the Berlin wall quarrel made Khrushchev blink and set the stage for the two superpowers domination.
  • 7. JFK –Disagreements and disputes
    • Some people say that because of 70% votes from the black community, he became a strong advocate.
    • Despite the warning from Charles de Gaulle that, if not careful, Vietnam would trap the US in a bottomless military and political swamp.
    • Finally his moral skills were also challenged, as during his marriage he had different relationships with women.
  • 8. His Personal Profile Communicator
    • I think he is a Communicator because he is very good talking in front of people. He is a very able speaker, since he is clear and to the point.
    • He is famous for many important speeches, for example “Ask not what the country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”. He is also the only president that has prevented a world war using the force of communication.
    • This is why I think he is a great communicator.
  • 9. JFK memorable quotes
    • And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
    • Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
    • I'm an idealist without illusions.
    • Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
    • We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.
    • To learn read more JFK speeches, go on http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_f_kennedy.html
  • 10. Why did I Choose Him
    • I think John Fitzgerald Kennedy will be remembered in 100 years because:
    • He was unique, since there were no Roman Catholic American presidents and there were no other presidents as young as him.
    • I was fascinated by the idea that he prevented such a catastrophe using only communication.
    • He was one of the main icons of America and American presidency in history.