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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