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'Remember the Ladies': Six First Ladies Who Made History

For Women’s History Month, we have selected six First Ladies of the United States who displayed political, social and decorative expertise and brought credibility to their gender. In addition, the First Ladies that we are profiling are distinguished by “firsts” that they accomplished during their service to the nation.

Abigail Adams

Early in 1776 Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John Adams, the future second president of the United States, at a time when women could not vote, arguing for the independence of the English colonies in North America. John Adams was then in Philadelphia with the C...


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