U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the first president born in the 20th century. He served in WWII as a commander of PT boats in the South Pacific. After the war, he represented Massachusetts in both the House and Senate. John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential race. He was the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize and the only Roman Catholic president. Major events during his presidency include the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, Civil Rights movement, and increased involvement in the Vietnam War. His youthful energy and young family in the White House vitalized the country. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive, and judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state, and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law and appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, and signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The John F. Kennedy biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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