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First Ladies

First Ladies

Discover the lives of the incredible people who have served their country as First Lady of the United States. For more than 200 years, the wives of Presidents have been thrust into the spotlight on the world stage. While the First Lady is unelected and has no official powers, she has the ear of President and is his closest confidante. Some First Ladies have been happy just to play the perfect hostess, but others – such as Abigail Adams or Eleanor Roosevelt – made sure their voices were heard. Many First Ladies remain popular long after their husbands have left office, whether it be for their activism, careers, or even their fashion. The likes of Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama were catapulted to celebrity status, while Hillary Clinton went on to become a political powerhouse in her own right. This book reveals the challenges and accomplishments of America’s most influential First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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first ladies

Discover the lives of the incredible people who have served their country as First Lady of the United States. For more than 200 years, the wives of Presidents have been thrust into the spotlight on the world stage. While the First Lady is unelected and has no official powers, she has the ear of President and is his closest confidante. Some First Ladies have been happy just to play the perfect hostess, but others – such as Abigail Adams or Eleanor Roosevelt – made sure their voices were heard. Many First Ladies remain popular long after their husbands have left office, whether it be for their activism, careers, or even their fashion. The likes of Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama were catapulted to celebrity status, while Hillary Clinton went on to…

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first ladies

Celebrating America’s most influential women Future PLC Richmond House, 33 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ Editorial Editor Jacqueline Snowden Designer Laurie Newman Editorial Director Jon White Senior Art Editor Andy Downes All About History Editorial Editor Jon Gordon Senior Designer Kym Winters Cover images Getty images Advertising Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com International Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Managers Keely Miller, Nola Cokely, Vivienne Calvert, Fran Twentyman Management Chief Content Officer Aaron Asadi Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Head of Art & Design Greg Whitaker Printed by William Gibbons, 26 Planetary Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 3XT Distributed by Marketforce, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU www.marketforce.co.uk Tel: 0203 787 9001 First Ladies of the United States First Edition © 2019 Future Publishing Limited Chief executive…

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first ladies through history

MARTHA WASHINGTON POTUS: GEORGE WASHINGTON As the very first First Lady, Martha didn’t actually have an official title at all. Nor did she particularly want the role, thought she set her doubts aside to become an able and respected ally of George Washington. Martha hosted many social events at their homes in the temporary capitals of New York and Philadelphia. 1789-1797 ABIGAIL ADAMS POTUS: JOHN ADAMS Unlike her predecessor, Abigail Adams was so deeply involved in the political world that she was known as Mrs President. She was the first FLOTUS to live at the White House and proved to be an able spin doctor, planting favourable stories whenever her husband’s popularity waned. 1797-1801 MARTHA JEFFERSON POTUS: THOMAS JEFFERSON Martha Jefferson died 19 years before her husband became President. The couple’s eldest daughter, Patsy, performed the duties expected of First…

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white house wisdom

The job of First Lady comes with no salary and no power. As wife of the President of the United States the FLOTUS, as she is known, hasn’t been elected and wields no official political influence. Of course, that’s how it’s always been, but despite those potential obstacles, First Ladies through the ages have certainly been able to make their presence felt in a variety of ways. There are a number of qualities that a successful First Lady needs to possess. A thick skin is one of them, along with the ability to make light work of her duties as a social hostess to everyone from visiting monarchs to members of the public of all ages. She should choose a few uncontroversial causes to champion and be ready to bite her…

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being first lady

In the United States of America, a country which has yet to elect a woman as President, the First Lady has traditionally stood beside her husband as the very model of the loyal, unquestioning political spouse. Unelected and unpaid, she is the human face of her husband’s administration and over the centuries, what was once a purely social role has evolved far beyond its original parameters. A position that was initially rooted in the world of domestic living and hostess duties grew and developed sometimes in line with the prevailing rights and image of women, sometimes ahead of them. From Martha Washington to Melania Trump, the role as First Lady has endured not just as the quintessential example of spousal or familial loyalty, but of what a woman can achieve…

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evolution of the first lady role

1789 Martha Washington becomes the first FLOTUS, though without the title. 1797 Abigail Adams becomes the first FLOTUS to live in the White House. 1801 Martha Jefferson becomes the first non-spousal First Lady. 1810 Dolley Madison suggests the now traditional Easter Egg Roll! 1877 ‘First Lady’ becomes a widely used term for the President’s wife. 1909 Helen Taft begins the FLOTUS tradition of donating her inauguration ball gown to the Smithsonian. 1929 Lou Hoover becomes the first FLOTUS to broadcast to America. 1956 Mamie Eisenhower begins the tradition of a Halloween White House. 1961 Jackie Kennedy chooses the White House’s first Christmas theme. 2017 Melania Trump breaks tradition by not moving into the White House until 5 months after inauguration.…

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