Vorstellung Jackie O.

Fachreferat Englisch

Presentation / Essay (Pre-University), 2004

3 Pages, Grade: 2,0


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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Lived: July 28, 1929 - May 19,1994

Born: Long Island, Southhampton Hospital

Parents: Janet Lee and John Vernon Bouvier III called “Black Jack”

Brothers and Sisters: Caroline lee, Stepbrother Hugh D., “Yusha” Auchincloss, Stepsister Janet, Stepsister Nina and the Stepbrothers Jaime and Tommy

Husbands: John Fitzgerald Kennedy called “Jack” and Aristotle Onassis

Children: Caroline, John Jr., Patrick (died soon after his birthday)


[Abbildung in dieser Leseprobe nicht enthalten] Growing up and going to school

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy was born on July 28, 1929. She was the daughter of Janet Lee and John Vernon Bouvier III often called “Black Jack”. Jackie spent her childhood between New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. By the way her sister was born four years after Jackie’s birthday. In 1936 her parents had a big trouble and separated. While she was attending the best private schools like Miss Chapin´s school in New York and a boarding school in Connecticut, she began to write poems, stories, drew illustrations for them, studied ballet and enjoyed reading. At the age of ten she wrote some poems like the following one:


When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me
I can run about when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.
Oh – to live by the sea is my only wish.1

One of the things she also liked a lot was riding. Her mother put her on a horse first as she was only one

year old. She was very successful in horsemanship competitions at the age of eleven.

“Remembering her childhood, Jackie recalled: I hated dolls, loved horses and dogs and had skinned knees and braces on my teeth….”2 But she was a very impudent child with a discipline problem. In 1940 her parents divorced. After that Jackie lived with her mother and she had always been a private person but became more and more quiet. Two years later her mother married Hugh D. Auchincloss who had already one girl called Nina and two sons called “Yusha” and Tommy. They had to move to Washington, D.C. and they spent the summers in Newport. Jacqueline had a very confidential connection to her “new” brother. In 1947 she graduated and she was also the “the Debutante of the Year in 1947-1948”3. At this time she was a young, beautiful woman, went on to college in Vassar (known as “Harvard for women”) and studied history, literature, art and French. She was working very hard and had success. Jackie enjoyed spending her junior year abroad in Paris which she liked a lot. Back in the United States she finished her studies at the George Washington University.


Picture from http://www.jfk-fr.com/en/bio_29.php

1 written by Jackie in 1939, http:// www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/jbk-biography.html

2 http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/jbk-biography.html


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Stefanie Pohl (Author), 2004, Vorstellung Jackie O., Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/168673


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