In John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage, he discusses men who he believes to be politically courageous. He points out in each case how they stood up for what they believed in no matter what the consequences. JFK goes into detail about eight different men, including, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Thomas Hart Benton. Some of these men were hated and mocked by their own political party and very few others were praised
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words, Kennedy wrote this book to "indicate that this is a quality which may be found in any Senator, in any political party and in any era." People involved in politics are said to be scandalous and dishonest, only caring for their own benefit. He wanted to show that there are those out there that do not care what others think and stand up for what they believe will be the best for their country.