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JFK: The Man and Presidency . By: Jimmy Driscoll. Early Life. Born into a wealthy New England family In 1917 One of 9 children Second eldest boy A very sickly childhood. The Kennedy Family. Education. JFK attended The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut from 9 th till 12 th

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Jfk the man and presidency

JFK: The Man and Presidency

By: Jimmy Driscoll


Early life
Early Life

Born into a wealthy New England family

In 1917

One of 9 children

Second eldest boy

A very sickly childhood



Education
Education

JFK attended The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut from 9th till 12th

Enrolled at Princeton University till he was hospitalized for two months

A year later he attended Harvard


Military service
Military Service

During WWII Kennedy joined the US Navy

Became a PT boat commander

A war hero after saving his crew after the ramming of his ship by a Japanese destroyer.



Presidency
Presidency

Became the 35th President of the United States on January 20th 1961

Led the country safely through the highest point of Cold War

Was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas.



Jacqueline kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy

Born on July 28, 1929

Was Married to JFK from 1953 till his death in 1963

Was the First Lady of the United States

Was the mother of five Children


Jacqueline kennedy1
Jacqueline Kennedy

Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy

Official White House Portrait


Quiz

  • What year was JFK born?

    • 1917

  • How many brother and sisters did JFK have?

    • 9

  • Who was John Kennedy’s wife's name?

    • Jacqueline Kennedy

  • What crisis did JFK lead the nation through?

    • The Cuban Missile Crisis


Activities
Activities

Have the kids choose a president in which they like or identify with and have them research them. Have the kids dress up as there chosen president and present there information the class. This will allow the students to immerse themselves in the lives of the presidents but also allowing them to have fun while doing it.


Outside sources
Outside Sources

http://www.jfklibrary.org/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnfkennedy

http://millercenter.org/president/kennedy


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