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  • 1. A Woman of Elegance & Courage Alex Amend February 9 th ,2010 Jackie Kennedy Onassis Hall of Fame
  • 2. Jackie Kennedy Onassis
    • Born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on July 28,1929 in East Hampton, New York to stockbroker Jack and his wife Janet Bouvier. Her parents were part of an old Catholic family.
    • As a child Jackie loved horses and was a
    • championed equestrian.
    • Jackie was named debutant of the year and attended Vassar College.
    • Jackie married John Kennedy in 1953 and shortly after starting campaigning for the 1960 president election.
    • She became first lady when her husband John Kennedy was elected president in 1960 Jackie and John had a daughter Caroline and a son on the was to later be named John F. Kennedy Jr.
    • By the time her husband, John Kennedy was elected president in 1960 Jackie and John had a daughter Caroline and a son on the was to later be named John F. Kennedy Jr.
    • Jackie accompanied her husband on many state trips, where she was useful for her being fluent in many languages.
    • By 1963 John was seeking reelection and on a November 22,1963 her husband was assassinated, Jackie was by his side.
    • After her husbands death Jackie slipped away from the spotlight until her highly public union to Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis and became a widow again after his death.
    • In 1994 Jackie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Jackie's condition vastly worsened and she finally ended her battle on May 19, 1994
  • 3. She is…….Balanced
    • Jackie Kennedy shook the 1960’s as she was so gracious, courageous, and independent.
  • 4. She is…… Gracious
    • What makes Jackie Gracious?
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    Her well known style. Carried herself with dignity. Classic, beautiful.
  • 5. She is….. Courageous
    • At her husbands funeral she never showed her emotion in front of the public
    • Never asked for help or reporters and raised her kids alone.
  • 6. She is….Independent
    • Jackie has always been a quiet and shy.
    • Raised her children alone.
    • Liked to be secluded.
  • 7. Interesting Facts and Statics.
    • Jackie was the First Lady born in a hospital.
    • Jackie’s ancestry consists of French, Irish, English, and Scottish.
    • She was 5”8 with brown hair and eyes.
    • As a child Jackie loved horses and was a championed equestrian.
    • Jackie kennedy fashion set trends during her term as first lady
    • Before Jackie married John F. Kennedy she was a reporter.
    • Jackie is known for remodeling the White House as First Lady.
    • After being widowed Jackie worked for humanitarian projects such as working with New York Municipal Art Society to save Grand Central Station.
  • 8. Quotes & Quotations.
    • “ She was an astonishing woman. She captivated the world with her intelligence, & grace, more than any woman of are time. Even in the face of impossible tragedy, she carried the grief of her family and the nation with a calm power that somehow reassured all the rest of us.”
    • - Bill Clinton
    • “ Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?”
    • - Jackie Kennedy
  • 9. Works Cited
    • Catherine Anderson. Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Woman of Courage . Minneapolis,MN: Lerner Publications, 1995. Print.
    • "Jackie at Funeral" Digital image. Http:// . Web. 22 Feb. 2010.
    • "Jackie" Digital image. Http:// . Web. 19 Feb. 2010.
    • "Jacqueline Kennedy and Lee Radzill" Digital image. Http:// . Web. 19 Feb. 2010.
    • Jacqueline Kennedy . Digital image. Http:// . Web. 19 Feb. 2010.
    • Lawliss, Charles. Jacqueline KennedyOnassis 1929-19994 . New York,NY: Weiser and Weiser, 1994. Print.
    • National First Ladies' Library . Web. 22 Feb. 2010. <>.