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JFK

JOHN F KENNEDY

 

Statesman and 35th U.S. president (1961-63).
Born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts; the second of Joseph and Rose Kennedy's nine children.
On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated by rifle fire while being driven in an open car through Dallas, Texas.



"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty"

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in the United States of America on 20th May 1917. Both his grandfathers were prominent politicians and his father was a very wealthy financier. John Kennedy was educated at private schools and Harvard. Then he joined the Navy.

When the boat he was commanding was sunk, Kennedy swam for many hours, at times towing other members of his crew, until they reached safety. He was awarded a medal for his bravery.

It was a close election, against Richard Nixon, but Kennedy won. He was the youngest ever president of the United States.




VOCABULARY

 

to wish well/ill – t’i duash të mirën/ të keqen
to pay any price – paguaj çdo çmim
to bear any burden – mbaj çdo barrë/ peshë
to meet any hardship – i bëj ballë çdo vështirësie
to support any friend – mbështes/përkrah çdo mik
to oppose any foe –kundërshtoj çdo armik
to assure the survival and the success of liberty – siguroj mbijetesën dhe fitoren e lirisë
prominent politician – politikan i shquar
wealthy financier – financier i pasur
to tow –tërheq dikë/diçka duke e zhvendosur nga një vend në një tjetër
close election – zgjedhje me rezultat të ngushtë

Kennedy was:

statesman
president
the youngest ever American president
the first Catholic president
Democrat
advocate of civil rights
He was assassinated

EXPLANANTIONS

an enemy –armik
a foe –armik (përdoret zakonisht në ligjëratë poetike ose në oratori)
an adversary – kundërshtar (forcë armiqësore kundër dikujt ose diçkaje)
an opponent – kundërshtar (në një garë, debat, etj)
^^ Kthehu në krye Kthehu tek faqja kryesore >>