Written by Saarthak Jain, a grade 9 student.
The phrase – The Kennedy curse – refers to the deaths, and accidents that occurred in the Kennedy family (and friends).
Who were the Kennedys?
The Kennedy family is an American family with political associations. They were originally from Ireland and the most famous Kennedy was John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), popularly called JFK. He was the 35th president of the United States. He served from January 1961 till he was assassinated in November 1963.
The Kennedys are one of the most popular families in America. They’ve had an uncanny history of being killed
due to unnatural causes. John F, Kennedy was assassinated in the public’s eye, in a parade on 22 November 1963. But he was not the first Kennedy to be killed in a very unnatural or unpleasant way.
The, so called, Kennedy curse started in 1944 with the death of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. He was in the US Navy and was killed in action during World War II. He was the eldest of nine children.
The curse got worse.
On July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy, Jr – son on JFK, died in a plane crash. With him his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, also died.
That’s not all. The most recent Kennedys to die were a mother-son duo. Maeve Kennedy and her 8-year-old son Gideon McKean died in a canoeing accident on April 2nd.
And even thought for some the Kennedy curse is fake but every time a member of their family dies all you can hear in the interviews is the echos of the Kennedy curse said by millions and millions of the Kennedy’s for centuries
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