Jackie lived an exceptional life growing up before the country had even heard of her or her famous pillbox hat. Jacqueline was born in Southampton, New York on July 28, 1929 (First Ladies' Library). She was very knowledgeable for her age and attended some of the most elite private schools in New York City and East Hampton. Jackie was interested in reading, writing poetry and short stories, drawing, and studying ballet from a young age (White House). Her writing background is very impressive. She won a literature award for her high school paper. In 1951, she was chosen with eleven others in a Vogue Magazine contest out of 1,280 entries. The contest was to design the whole layout of the magazine with a central theme, artwork, and all articles. Jackie ended up winning; the prize was the opportunity to spend half a year in New York and half a year in Paris as a junior editor for Vogue magazine. Unf...
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...gent in the many journalist jobs she had held. She was caring as she made her transition from writer to mother. She was an incredibly hard working lady, as shown through her White House makeover. She was resolute in keeping the culture in D.C. and supportive of her loving husband until the end. Next time, when seeing a pretty pink flower or blushing cheeks, think of the strong traits belonging to this amazing woman and the legacy left behind.
Coleman, David. Miller Center . 2002. 21 04 2014
First Ladies' Library. n.d. 28 April 2014
JFK Presidential Library and Museum. JFK Library. n.d. 23 April 2014
White House. n.d. 28 April 2014
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