Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

Portrait of Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

President of the United States
January 20, 1969 – January 20, 1977

Predecessor Raymond P. Shafer
Successor William Colby
Born July 25, 1915
Brookline, Massachusetts, US
Died August 11, 2001
Hyannis, Massachusetts, US
Political Party Liberal
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (July 25, 1915 - August 11, 2001) was President of the United States and an American politician. "Pat" Kennedy was groomed by his father to become a successful in politics, and after World War II Kennedy became a strong politician in Massachusetts. Kennedy rose to become one of the Liberal Party's leaders, and secured the nomination for president in the 1968 election. With the Nationalists under fire for years of war and an economic slump, Kennedy took victory. In his first term, Kennedy's economic plans revitalized the economy, and massive works projects were done in the south to industrialize the former Confederate states. The economic prosperity became known as the Booming Seventies. Kennedy also took a stance against Unitarianism, managing to negotiate the removal of Russian missiles from Mexico during the Mexican Crisis. Near the end of his second term, Kennedy began sending troops and advisers to protect the Argentine government, which was becoming threatened by a growing Unitarian movement. Fearing that if Argentina fell to Unitarianism, all of South America would, Kennedy began to prepare full-scale military assistance to Argentina. Kennedy left this to his successor, William Colby, and left the White House well-loved and incredibly popular.