Thursday, March 15, 2012

J.F.K. (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

By Delaney McDonald, grade 6.

My story about J.F.K. is a very important story it’s about his childhood, his teenage and young adult years, and then his presidency and death. As we already know J.F.K was the 35th president of the United States of America or USA for short. He did miraculous things for our country and he didn’t stop trying until he accomplished it.  The world would be very different if John Fitzgerald Kennedy never became president of the USA. Many people didn’t like what he did at first but they got used to it. He always tried to good and never tried to do anything badly. Now let’s begin with his childhood.

            As a child J.F.K. was sick all the time. Everyone called him jack so that’s what I will call him as well. He had a high fever one time and got VERY sick. He is only 2 and a half and there is no rooms in the hospital for him. His mother Rose should not even try to take care of him. He needs to go to the hospital. It is not healthy for Rose to take care of Jack because she is about to have her fourth child soon. You see Jack had a very bad disease called scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is very dangerous it could kill you! The best medical assistant comes by and sees how bad jack is. And fortunately he got jack in the best hospital in town.

            Every day after work Jacks father would come and visit him. The father was so scared Jack was going to die because Jack was in the hospital for two months! Luckily Jacks fever started to go down a little bit and Jack went home on the end of the second month. Jack had two sisters the first sisters was named Rosemary and the other named Kathleen. Kathleen was the child about to be born. Then Jack had one brother named Joe Jr.                   

            Now let’s learn about Jacks teenage and early adult years. Jacks teenage years were sometimes crazy and sometimes cool.  In 1935 Jack graduated from Choate.  Jack also went to Harvard University. Then Nazis crossed the Cologne Bridge during Germany’s invasion of Rhineland in1936! That act of aggression threw the nation of Europe in to conflict. Then in 2000 (when I was born) Hasbro Toy Company made a doll of Jack! Later on Rose Kennedy’s challenges encouraged her family to help others. Jack had a bad school report one time.  It read “English 86, Latin 55, History 77, Mathematics 95, Science 72, and Religion 75”.

His grades were not very good were they? As you can see Jacks worst subject was Latin. Most students (for an unknown reason) had to learn Latin. No one really knows why but it seemed to be very important to people back then. His schools were both in Connecticut. Jacks high school was teaching a catholic education.

            Are you ready to learn about Jacks presidency and death? I thought so. As a president Jack got to do all sorts of cool stuff. Jack got to of course be president. Jack got to meet many voters all the time! A man named Bobby worked closely with Jack all the time! I bet he got tired. Now I could go on and on about his presidency. But if I did that then I would have absolutely no room for his death.

            Now Jack’s death was so sad to everyone to see him die. Jack got shot in the head by a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. Lee got caught and arrested on November 23. A lot of people came to his funeral. People traveled all across the world to see his funeral.

Jack did so many things for the world. He died protecting us and giving people rights. He is the one who inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to be president and help people. Without Jack the world would probably be a very bad place. Jack was amazing! So the next time when you feel like giving up remember how Jack never gave up and how he made a difference in the world.    

                        THE END

            This story was dedicated to everyone who needs to be encouraged.  


  1. Dear Delaney,
    You made me laugh out loud with your comment about learning Latin: "(for unknown reasons)".
    Many times we need to learn things, and we just can't figure out why, can we? Nice job on this review!