John F. Kennedy as My Role Model Essay
I can't really think of many role models I have. I am positive somewhere throughout my life I have looked up to people. I guess John F. Kennedy is a good one to write about. I can't go wrong with him. Out of all the things he said that were very important and meaningful to me one stands out in particular. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly." This quotation is so very true if you take a second to think about it. I can't think of any times that I have achieved greatly without failing at first. In fact, I can't think of anything I would consider a great achievement that I didn't fail at first.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 Beale Street in Boston, Massachusetts on May 29, …show more content…
After his three successful terms as a Congressman Kennedy was elected to the Senate as a representative for the state of Massachusetts (1952-1961). During his first term as a Senator Kennedy voted for bills that would help Massachusetts flourish economically. He also supported what is now known as the Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act which was very beneficial to opening up more foreign trade for the United States. This doesn't sound like it was a very important act but, it substantially lowered trading taxes which encouraged more trade between foreign countries and the United States.
After just missing the nomination for Vice President with presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956, Kennedy set his sights on the 1960 election. Even though the odds were greatly against him, Kennedy began to believe he had a really good chance at becoming the President of the United States and decided to run in the 1960 election against republican candidate Richard Nixon. The 1960 election was the very first election in which the debates were broadcast on television. It was the first time people could judge the candidates by their body language and their overall