Polk County Students Present Historical Stories - John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, Jr. - Playing in the Resolute Desk American History American Presidents Famous People Social Studies

"John F. Kennedy, Jr. - Playing in the Resolute Desk", Image of a 1962 photograph depicting President Kennedy together with his son John, Jr, Public Domain.

By Jeanice Torres and Cheyenne Brewer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This is John and John Jr. John Jr. is under the desk. He was born November 25, 1960. (Everyone thought he would be president in training). He was the next John F. Kennedy and that was the truth! Three weeks before he was born his father was elected president and the nation loved little John.

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline MA. Kennedy's first child was named Caroline in 1957. His second child John Jr. was born a few days after his father won presidency. His third child Patrick died two days after he was born in 1963. But do you want to hear something weird? That was the same year his dad was assassinated, really weird right? John was assassinated on November 22, 1963, but you will learn more about that later!     

Being President for John F. Kennedy was busy working because he worked on long hours. He woke up at seven and not go to bed until eleven or twelve at night. He read six newspapers while eating breakfast, had meetings with other people throughout the day, and read reports from his advisers. This is one tough job for a President. John F. Kennedy wanted to make sure that he made the best decisions for his country. John F. Kennedy also had serious problems. The first biggest problem of all was racial discrimination. The US Supreme had ruled in 1954 that segregation in public schools  would no longer be permitted.                                                                                                                                                       

John was assassinated in Dallas Texas, on November 22, 1963 as he rode through Dealey Plaza. By the fall of 1963 he was no longer alive. Lee Harvey Oswald killed John then two days after was gunned down by Jack Rudy. It was a sad time for everyone who loved John. John was badly wounded that was the cause of his death. He was the 35th president to be assassinated. That's a lot, right?                                                                                                                                                 

Original Release: Jun 14, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Jun 15, 2016

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