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From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First…

Each has taken a unique approach to a role that is left much for the woman herself to define. While current First Lady Michelle Obama and predecessors such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt have taken on roles very much in the public domain, others have shied away.
Susie Mathews
Susie Mathews • 2 years ago

America's First Ladies: Eleanor Carter: She was a leading advocate for research on mental health and one of her husband's closest advisers. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America. Refugees became a leading cause for her later in life.

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America's First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt: A renowned advocate for civil rights, after her husband Franklin's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activis

America's First Ladies: Elizabeth Monroe: Before she became first lady, she spent time with her husband in France while he was ambassador and became friends with Napolean. She was notably less popular than her predecessor

America's First Ladies: Dolley Madison: She was notable for her social gifts and helped define the role of First Lady. Her social gatherings made her husband James Madison more popular as a president

America's First Ladies: Nancy Reagan: Like her husband, Nancy Reagan was an actor in her early life. As a first lady, she coined the phrase ¿Just Say No,¿ which became the name of her massive anti-drug initiative.

America's First Ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln: The well-educated wife of Abraham Lincoln, witnessed her husband's assassination

America's First Ladies: Louisa Adams: Born in London, she is the only first lady to have been born outside of the United States