johnkennedy   President John Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was the thirty fifth president of the United States.  He is famous for saying  "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

 Kennedy created the Peace Corps and encouraged people to volunteer to make the country better for everybody.

 President Kennedy wanted to pass laws to bring equality to all Americans. His ideas became law in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

©2008 Barbara Smith