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The tragedy I will discuss is the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy President Kennedy was the 35 th President of the United States He was born in 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts He was the second of 9 children born to wealthy parents From 1941 -1945 President Kennedy served in the Navy and was decorated for heroism He saved the lives of 3 of his men after his PT boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer In 1957 President Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for the book he wrote about his Naval career Profiles in Courage He served in the House of Representatives and the Senate In 1961 President Kennedy was elected 35 th President of the United States He was the youngest man ever elected the first Roman Catholic and the first man born in the 20 th century During his short term he created the Peace Corps instituted a naval blockade of Cuba which forced Soviet missiles out of Cuba He also had federal troops force integration in the schools in Mississippi and Alabama He spoke eloquently and made the people appreciate America On November 22 1963 President Kennedy was killed in Dallas Texas He was riding in a convertible with his wife He was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald The shot was fired from a top floor of the boo depository where Oswald worked His reasons were never learned Two days after his arrest Oswald was killed on live TV by Jack Ruby On November 25 th President Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery where an eternal flame burns at his grave
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