On January 20, 1961, in Washington D.
C., John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated into office by Chief Justice, Earl Warren. After the inauguration, John Kennedy stated his presidential speech. Kennedy knows that during his presidency, he must deal with the Cold War that’s raging on in the world, along with Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev. His approval ratings were not high at all and he barely won the vote for president.
Meanwhile, in Russia, Lee Harvey Oswald wants to come back to his home nation, America. John F. Kennedy has cheated death once in his lifetime.
When enlisted in the American Army in WWII, Lieutenant John Kennedy was on his patrol torpedo boat at night when a Japanese ship came out of nowhere and split the patrol torpedo boat in half. As the boat exploded, two crew members died and two were injured. Some of the other patrol torpedo boats around fled because once they see the explosion, they know that no one could ever survive it. They also think that there may be other enemy vessels in the waters.
Lieutenant Kennedy is still alive after the crash and knows that he must get the other ten men to safety. Luckily, half of the boat is still intact and afloat. Kennedy and the crew wait on the half-boat for hours, until they realized that nobody is coming to help. The men are close to a set of islands that occupy japanese soldiers. They know that someone has have had to seen the explosion. They are so desperate, they hope that the enemies saw them.
The crew members all turn to the lieutenant for instructions. John thinks over his options hours, and decided that they will swim to the island that is over a mile away. Their half-ship is sinking, so there is no other option. Soon, the men grab hold of a piece of timber and salvage it as a flotation device.
They slowly kick towards the islands. After 5 hours, the men reach the island. They are so relieved to have land after fifthteen hours of ocean water. Although, the struggle is not over. The men must still keep watch from Japanese soldiers. Then, Kennedy devised another plan.
He is going to swim to another island and try to signal other allied boats. After he spots no patrol boats, he tries to swim back to his crew, but is swept away by a current. As he is in the current all night long realized that it turned around and dropped him off right where he started. He goes back safely to his men.
Days later, after eating snails and drinking dew, Kennedy convinces one crew member, George Ross, to attempt to swim to a nearby island, Naru. This island may be inhabited by Japanese soldiers. They make it safely to the island and find an abandoned barge. In the barge, they found biscuits, water, and a canoe. Then, they found out that there are native islanders on Naru. Kennedy engraved a message into a coconut and gave it to one of the natives. The native padded away in the canoe. Days later, the native comes back with a message.
Kennedy and the rest of the crew members got into the canoe and paddled to a hidden island where the United States Navy found the patrol torpedo boat crew and rescues them.During the Kennedy Presidency, the Bay of Pigs went on. The plan was to launch two airstrikes against Cuba, then send a 1400 men surprise attack invasion. On April 15, 1961, 8 bombers left Nicaragua to bomb Cuban airfields.
The bombers missed most of their targets, leaving almost no damage on Cuban soil. Then, President Kennedy canceled the second strike. The 1400 men attack landed on Cuba on April 17. They came upon enemy fire very soon. Then, in the next day, Fidel Castro had over 20,000 men go towards the beach. As a result, Kennedy send more bombers to help the remaining Americans.
They arrived an hour late, were shot down, and the invasion was not successful. During this time, President Kennedy’s approval ratings were rising. Then, in October of 1962, an American spy plane took secret photos of some nuclear missile sites in the Soviet Union and Cuba.
Kennedy didn’t release the news to the public, but to his advisors. As a result, Kennedy ordered for a ring of ships to be stationed around Cuba. This was so that it could keep the Soviet Union from bringing nuclear supplies to Cuba.
Then on October 22, he announced to the nation about the missile crisis. The soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, later made a deal with the United States. He said that he would get rid of the nuclear sites if the United States didn’t attack Cuba. Then on July 25, 1963, the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed.