A Woman of Elegance & Courage Alex Amend February 9 th ,2010 Jackie Kennedy Onassis Hall of Fame
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
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
Jackie Kennedy shook the 1960’s as she was so gracious, courageous, and independent.
She is…… Gracious
What makes Jackie Gracious?
Her well known style. Carried herself with dignity. Classic, beautiful.
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.
Jackie has always been a quiet and shy.
Raised her children alone.
Liked to be secluded.
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.
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?”