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John F Kennedy Bullet

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