Robert F. Kennedy was almost involved in the first presidential election to have two brothers, at different period in time, elected president of the U.S. Ever since the Kennedy brothers were little their father, Joseph P. Kennedy, taught them to only concentrate on the political campaigns. The Kennedy family's only concern was politics nothing else mattered more. Robert was the next president to be elected until he was murdered in June of 1968.
Robert F. Kennedy was born in the family home in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1925 (Harrison and Terris 3). He was Rose (Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy's seventh child; the third born after four girls. Bobby's ancestors were Irish (4). The decade was named the Roaring Twenties - a time of relative prosperity in the USA. Bobby was only a toddler in 1927 when his father escorted the family on board a private railroad car and traveled to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, where he had bought a new home. It was a twenty-room mansion with a gracious old elm tree on a six-acre lot with a cottage for the chauffeur and gardener. Shortly after the move he bought vacation homes in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, and in Palm Beach, Florida (5). Bobby's favorite family residence was in Hyannisport. This was the place he considered home, no matter where he was (7). Bobby's older brothers were his heroes. Joe Jr. and Jack taught Bobby to sail and to play fo!
otball, but try as he might to imitate their athletic grace and ease, in most matters he fell short (Klaber and Melanson 50). In November 1944, Bobby reported to the navy V-12 unit at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for specialized officer training with the U.S. Navy, but the became bored and restless (10). On February 1, 1946, Bobby was assigned to duty on the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., a 2,200-ton destroyer named in honor of his brother (12). At twenty-two years old Bobby graduated from Harvard University. He ...
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