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John Fitzgerald Kennedy has changed the lives of many Americans and their future generations He fought communism seen as an evil presence in our wold in the Soviet Union Cuba and China In doing so he prevented many people of the world from being harmed Kennedy ensured equality for all Americans rich or poor black or white He led an advance in civil and human rights and was well liked by many of the American people He is seen as one of the most influential Presidents ever to have been elected Many people regard JFK as legacy He changed the views of American citizens and helped boost the economy not only in the United States but globally Beginning of political career Faced with the problem of choosing a career Kennedy worked for a few months in 1945 as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers and during this time he covered the conference at San Francisco which established the United Nations While there he noted the belligerent Russian attitude Lawson 1998 p 1 and decided to pursue a career in politics Early in 1946 he began an aggressive campaign against nine other candidates for a seat in the House of Representatives from the Democratic 11th Massachusetts Congressional District His election in November of 1946 was an overwhelming success From there Kennedy was re-elected in 1948 and 1950 He had a pattern of mixed voting often disagreeing with many of the policies of President Truman Kennedy agreed with the administrations Fair Deal policies fighting for issues such as slum clearance and low-cost public housing His views on foreign affairs were also strong and was critical of the President for not restraining the advance of communism in China Most of Kennedys views on politics were first generated and tempered here in the House of Representatives US Senate In 1952 Kennedy announced his candidacy for the senate
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