Daily History Facts
John F. Kennedy claimed he did not know about the Great depression and only learnt about it in textbooks while attending Harvard.
Kennedy had a privileged upbringing and went to elite schools and was brought up with servants. So he was never affected by the Great Depression.
This was primarily because Kennedy’s father Joe Kennedy was a commodity and share market investor and managed to cash in just a few days before the market crash in 1929. This made him one of the few people who managed to increase their wealth due to the Great depression.
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