JFK by: Courtney and Rachel

Timeline created by courtneyfisdumb
  • John F. Kennedy was born.

    John F. Kennedy was born.
  • Kennedy family moves to Riverdale, N.Y.

    Kennedy family moves to Riverdale, N.Y.
  • Graduates from Choate, a boarding school for boys in Connecticut.

    Graduates from Choate, a boarding school for boys in Connecticut.
  • Enters Princeton University, but withdraws due to illness.

    Enters Princeton University, but withdraws due to illness.
  • Tours Europe with his friend Lem Billings.

    Tours Europe with his friend Lem Billings.
  • Graduates from Harvard University.

    Graduates from Harvard University.
  • At age 24, he joined the U.S. Navy.

    At age 24, he joined the U.S. Navy.
  • JFK is awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his bravery.

    JFK is awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his bravery.
  • He is discharged from the Navy

    He is discharged from the Navy
  • His sister Kathleen is killed in an airplane crash in France.

    His sister Kathleen is killed in an airplane crash in France.
  • Marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I.

    Marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, R.I.
  • Undergoes surgery for a back injury

    Undergoes surgery for a back injury
  • Undergoes major back surgery and nearly loses his life.

    Undergoes major back surgery and nearly loses his life.
  • Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is born.

    Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is born.
  • Defeats Nixon to become the 35th president of the United States.

    Defeats Nixon to become the 35th president of the United States.
  • Birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr

    Birth of John F. Kennedy, Jr
  • At age 43, he takes the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States.

    At age 43, he takes the oath of office to become the 35th president of the United States.
  • He signs a bill creating the Peace Corps.

    He signs a bill creating the Peace Corps.
  • He delivers a speech saying the US will put a man on the moon "before the end of this decade."

    He delivers a speech saying the US will put a man on the moon "before the end of this decade."
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy is fatally shot in the head

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy is fatally shot in the head