Did Jackie Kennedy influence the world?
Jacqueline ("Jackie") Kennedy Onassis was a glamorous first lady, at a time when first ladies were still generally expected to stay in the background. Her sense of style, both in personal fashion and in decorating the home, influenced the world because she and her husband were so popular. She was also admired for her poise and elegance, even when faced with her husband's infidelities. At a time when first ladies were not allowed to have careers (she had been a magazine writer and photographer), she elevated the profile of the first lady within the confines of traditional attitudes. By all accounts, she was also a devoted mother and loving wife, which the nation also found inspiring.