Monday, September 7, 2015

American first ladies

The First Ladies

 Nancy Reagan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalynn Carter and Michelle Obama.
Which two first ladies met their husbands through local newspapers? Who was the first First Lady to make regular nationwide radio broadcasts? Which First Lady cared for wounded soldiers in her husband's command? Who was originally a Broadway actress before becoming the First Lady?  If you're looking to learn more about the past First Ladies who have helped lead our country, you're in the right place. Take a look at our full set of biographies. Then, quiz your friends.

18th Century

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington Abigail Smith Adams

19th Century

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson Dolley Payne Todd Madison Elizabeth Kortright Monroe Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams Rachel Donelson Jackson Hannah Hoes Van Buren Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison Letitia Christian Tyler Julia Gardiner Tyler Sarah Childress Polk Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor Abigail Powers Fillmore Jane Means Appleton Pierce Harriet Lane Mary Todd Lincoln Eliza McCardle Johnson Julia Dent Grant Lucy Ware Webb Hayes Lucretia Rudolph Garfield Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur Frances Folsom Cleveland Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison Frances Folsom Cleveland Ida Saxton McKinley

20th Century

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt Helen Herron Taft Ellen Axson Wilson Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Florence Kling Harding Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge Lou Henry Hoover Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson Patricia Ryan Nixon Elizabeth Bloomer Ford Rosalynn Smith Carter Nancy Davis Reagan Barbara Pierce Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton

21st Century

Laura Welch Bush Michelle Obama

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