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John F. Kennedy - He Wanted a Joint Soviet Mission

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John F. Kennedy  - He Wanted a Joint Soviet Mission

Kennedy is well-known for challenging the Soviet Union to beat America to land a person on the moon. However, shortly afterwards he realized that the project was a little bit too expensive for America to handle on its own. He asked the Soviet Union whether they wished to partner with him, not sure he received an answer on that one! Want to get your hands on a John F. Kennedy flag? Head on over to our website now. We have his flag, and oodles more in our ‘great person’ range!

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John F. Kennedy - He Installed a Secret Taping System at the White House

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John F. Kennedy - He Installed a Secret Taping System at the White House

There was a complicated taping system installed at the White House by Kennedy. The idea was that he would record various ‘historically important’ conversations which he could then refer back to when he wrote his memoir.

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John F. Kennedy - His Political Salaries Were Donated to Charity

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John F. Kennedy  - His Political Salaries Were Donated to Charity

Kennedy’s family were rich. He felt that he did not need any political salary. So, he donated everything to a variety of charities. He stayed silent about this though, with very few knowing of the good work that he carried out by the scenes.

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John F. Kennedy - He Attended Princeton

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John F. Kennedy - He Attended Princeton

It is well-known that Kennedy eventually ended up at Harvard University (maybe you could get a John F. Kennedy flag if you attend there?), but before that, he attended Princeton. However, his ill health got the better of him and he left after 2 months. When he was a little bit better, he ended up transferring to Harvard.

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John F. Kennedy is a Pulitzer Prize Winner

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John F. Kennedy is a Pulitzer Prize Winner

Few presidents can claim that. His book, entitled Why England Slept was written at the age of just 22. In 1957, he was given the Pulitzer Prize in biography for ‘Profiles in Courage’. Although, nowadays it is assumed that he did not write the whole book and instead relied heavily on his ghostwriter.

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