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Who Was John F. Kennedy?: Who Was...?

By Yona Zeldis McDonough

The guy who stored the lives of his PT-109 crewmen in the course of WWII and have become the thirty fifth president fought-and won-his first conflict on the age of two-and-a-half, while he used to be with scarlet fever. even though his presidency used to be minimize brief, our nation's youngest elected chief left an indelible mark at the American awareness and now's profiled in our Who Was...? sequence. integrated are a hundred black-and-white illustrations in addition to a timeline that publications readers via this eventful interval in background.

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PEARL HARBOR even though global battle II have been occurring IN EUROPE due to the fact 1939, the US HAD no longer but turn into ACTIVELY concerned. ALL that modified at the MORNING OF DECEMBER 7, 1941, while the 1st WAVE OF 189 eastern BOMBERS MADE A shock assault ON PEARL HARBOR, AN AMERICAN NAVAL BASE IN HAWAII. inside of HOURS, THE PLANES HAD SUNK OR DESTROYED MANY AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS AND plane. greater than THOUSAND SAILORS AND infantrymen have been KILLED. the japanese have been struggling with at the aspect OF THE GERMANS. via DECEMBER eleven, 1941, the USA HAD DECLARED warfare ON JAPAN, ITALY, AND GERMANY.

CONGRESS IS THE LAWMAKING department OF the government. ) THE extra humans THERE ARE IN A kingdom, THE extra REPRESENTATIVES THAT kingdom SENDS TO CONGRESS. THE activity OF THE REPRESENTATIVES IS TO MAKE legislation. to do that, they're damaged DOWN INTO COMMITTEES. every one COMMITTEE offers WITH a distinct factor, LIKE TAXES OR SPENDING. THE SENATE IS made from a hundred SENATORS—TWO FROM all the 50 STATES. SENATORS often SERVE ON 4 OF THE SENATE’S 16 status COMMITTEES. A invoice is barely ENACTED (MADE legislations) while it's been glided by either homes OF CONGRESS sooner than GOING TO THE PRESIDENT.

Kennedy commented, “This doesn’t seem like an anti-Kennedy crowd. ” a protracted procession of automobiles, referred to as a motorcade, headed throughout the urban. The president and his spouse sat behind a limousine with the governor of Texas and his spouse. vice chairman Johnson and his spouse have been in one other automobile. The president’s limousine had a plastic safeguard to place over the passengers to guard them from rain. it will probably additionally deflect bullets. yet Jack desired to depart the plastic stock up. It was once a gorgeous day. He desired to see the gang.

LIKE MANY NEW IMMIGRANT teams, THEY confronted DISCRIMINATION AND HATRED. they can now not simply locate JOBS OR locations TO dwell. indicators WITH THE phrases “IRISH needn't observe” have been universal. THEY TOOK the one paintings they can GET: LAYING RAILROAD TRACKS, SHOVELING COAL, DIGGING CANALS, AND CLEARING SWAMPS. either the Kennedys and the Fitzgeralds have been descended from Irish immigrants. The immigrants had come to Boston, Massachusetts, to flee the bad potato famine of the 1840s. within the usa, either households had performed good.

THE task OF THE REPRESENTATIVES IS TO MAKE legislation. to do that, they're damaged DOWN INTO COMMITTEES. each one COMMITTEE offers WITH a distinct factor, LIKE TAXES OR SPENDING. THE SENATE IS made from a hundred SENATORS—TWO FROM all of the 50 STATES. SENATORS often SERVE ON 4 OF THE SENATE’S 16 status COMMITTEES. A invoice is barely ENACTED (MADE legislation) while it's been glided by either homes OF CONGRESS sooner than GOING TO THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT CAN APPROVE OR VETO (REFUSE TO signal) THE invoice. IF that occurs, THE invoice CAN nonetheless BE handed IF TWO-THIRDS OF either the home AND THE SENATE VOTE FOR IT.

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