John F. KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - July 21, 2010) was the 35th President of the United States, from 1961 to 1969, and the Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 1971 to 1986, the longest term ever served as chair to this day. He is best remembered for breaking up racism in the United States and relieving tensions with the Soviet Union following the Pyongyang event. Other notable events during his Presidency are the h establishment of the Foreign Relations Committee in 1967, and the war in Indonesia. In his later years, the Kennedy clan became on of the most driving forces in America, politics and otherwise.
Senatorship (1953 - 1960)
Kennedy, then Senator of Massachusetts, was considered to be a candidate for the presidency in the 1956 election, which never came. He became a leading figure in politics, providing Bay Staters which a stable economic stature during the industrial buzz of the mid-1950s. In 1954, Kennedy passed a law to the United States Senate to provide accessible health policies and Social Security to the lower and middle classes. In 1957, Kennedy worked with Boston mayor John B. Hynes to combat crime on the streets as part of the 'Kennedy Plan'. During his senatorship, he ushered in 'Kennedyism' a socioeconomic brand of policies that he carried on to his presidency.
First Term (1961 - 1964)
Kennedy became president on January 20, 1961, in a ceremony at the White House. With Hubert Humphrey as his VP, Kennedy was a squeaky-clean candidate.