100 Surprising Facts About JFK

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11.
The Kennedy family had a summer home in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod in MA.

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12.
He attended Choate, a boarding school for boys, in CT.

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13.
“Ulysses’’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was one of Kennedy’s favorite poems.

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JFK planned to attend Princeton University but was forced to withdraw because of illness.

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He entered Harvard University in 1936, following his father and older brother Joe.

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His father was the first head of the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as an  ambassador to United Kingdom.

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17.
Kennedy visited six European countries and Vatican City while he was president.

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18.
His older brother Joe harbored ambitions to become the first Catholic president of the United States.

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19.
A back injury sustained while playing football in Harvard would cause him problems for the rest of his life.

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20.
He used a rocking chair while in office to help alleviate the constant back pain.