Caroline Kennedy: Camelot’s Last Heiress Essay

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Despite hardship and adversity throughout her life; Caroline Kennedy has become a productive person in her own right. The Kennedys’ Camelot has been renowned for many years; Caroline Kennedy is no exception. People are very curious about Caroline Kennedy, her family both past and present. Her accomplishments are also very interesting, and she continues to intrigue many.
Muller states, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, daughter of 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, was born in New York on November 27, 1957. Fifteen months before her birth was a stillborn sister, left unnamed. Three years after Caroline’s birth, John F Kennedy, Jr was born. They had a younger brother (Patrick) that was born premature in
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66). Both President John and Jacqueline would make time for their children, even when it wasn’t always convenient. They never acted annoyed or angry when the children would unexpectedly come into the Oval Office, a press conference, or meeting. Caroline even made appearances at her parents White House parties. Shaw (1966) states, She would sit on the steps observing quietly, and eventually her parents would invite her (nightgown and all) to participate and meet dignitaries, and others at the parties. She enjoyed when the band would play her favorite children’s songs, and she would clap and dance to them (p. 43.)
There was a school set up in the White House, and Caroline, along with other staff members’ children would attend. President Kennedy would look out of the Oval Office window to watch Caroline, John Jr., and the other children play at the playground set up especially for them. He would sometimes go outside on the White House lawn, and clap to get them to gather around, so he could pass out candy. Caroline also rode her pony at the White House, and once is said to have gone into the Oval Office with it (Shaw. 1966. pg. 148)
John F Kennedy was first a Senator of Massachusetts, before becoming 35th President of the United States in 1961. He was born May 29, 1917, in Massachusetts, to Joseph and Rose Kennedy (John F. Kennedy. 2012. para.1, 2). He loved and doted on his children, John Jr. and Caroline, and wife Jacqueline. He gave every minute he could

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