Jfk day 1

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Jfk day 1

  1. 1.  Born Brookline, Mass on May 29, 1917 One of 9 Children Poor Health Issues?  Scarlet Fever  Addison’s Disease  One Leg Shorter than the other “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
  2. 2.  Father made millions on stock market before the crash  Inherited $1 million at 21  Dad said that for the money he was spending he could have his chauffeur elected! Harvard Graduate House 1947 Senate 1953
  3. 3.  Served in WWII on PT 109  US Torpedo Boat in South Pacific  Cut in ½ by Japanese Destroyer  JFK had to swim 4 miles w/ a buddy to uninhabited island  Lasted for 6 days on coconuts  Scratched a message on a coconut ▪ NAURO ISL COMMANDER… NATIVE KNOWS POSIT… HE CAN PILOT… 11 ALIVE NEED SMALL BOAT… KENNEDY
  4. 4.  JFK (D, Mass) Richard Nixon (R, Ca) Debates of 1960  JFK-Cortisone Shot in Back  Nixon-He had the Flu  He had 5’o clock shadow  No Makeup  JFK wins the debates on TV (First Televised Ever)  Nixon won the debates on Radio  Youngest man ever elected President
  5. 5. JFK- 49.7 % of thePopular VoteNixon- 49.5 % ofthe Popular VoteJFK won by102,000 votes outof 60 million votesControversialstates were Texas,Illinois, and NewJersey
  6. 6.  Too Young Too Inexperienced Too Catholic  25% of country, second class citizens Made Deals w/ Press  So that they would not talk about his personal life ▪ Marilyn Monroe ▪ Judith Campbell-secretary ▪ Mistress of Sam Giancana
  7. 7.  Brought in the Best and the Brightest State-Dean Rusk Defense-Robert McNamara Attorney General- RFK

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