The Kennedy Family In The 60's

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The Kennedy family in the 50’s and the 60’s were a very powerful, and popular family. Powerful in politics, on wall street, and in Hollywood. The Kennedys were in every magazine, newspaper, etc. This was all made possible by their father Joseph P. Kennedy. Kennedy was a hard working Irish Catholic who was born into politics and married into them as well, he married Rose Fitzgerald the daughter of Honey Fitz, who was then the Mayor of Boston. Kennedy and Fitzgerald had 9 children Joe Jr, Jean, John, Pat, Eunice, Rosemary, Kathleen, Robert, and Edward. The Kennedy children were all seen as beautiful to the public, but in there home was something much more different. Some of them battled health/mental issues, others were failing in school, and some were caught cheating. The public saw perfection because of how The Kennedys displayed themselves, but on the inside, they were dealing with normal people issues.…show more content…
Kennedy goes through roles within his family that not everyone knows about because it was behind closed doors. Bobby Kennedy at a young age was referred to as the “runt of the litter” by his Father Joseph P. Kennedy, a man who Bobby from the day he was born to the day he died tried pleasing. “Bobby would do anything not to disappoint his father. Diving into icy cold waters, or smashing his head into thick glass walls, meant nothing to him compared to failing the man with icy blue eyes like his own.” Over and over again Bobby would try to gain his father's attention by acting out. Only to be ignored or outdone by his older brother Joe Jr, or John. Bobby was known by his siblings as the “Sensitive one whose face only looks tough until you noticed that the sneer was halfway into tears. Bobby's was his mom's favorite. Her little
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