How Much Do You Even Know About Our First Ladies?
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan, died this week at age 95.
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 11, 2016
Why should we care about a former First Lady? Because the wives of presidents have done some pretty impressive things. Just look at Hillary Clinton, who's currently running for president herself, and Michelle Obama, who hasn't exactly been sitting around the White House eating bonbons. Pay some respect to the First Ladies of the US and see how you do on this quiz.
Which First Lady was the only FL to be born in a foreign country?
Eliza Johnson, who was married to Andrew Johnson, had tuberculosis, which got in the way of her First Lady duties. But she also taught Andrew Johnson …
The first First Lady to earn a college degree was Lucy Webb Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. She got her degree in liberal arts from Cincinnati Wesleyan Female College, in 1850. She’s known now as “Lemonade Lucy.” How come?
Abigail Fillmore, married to Millard, obtained congressional funds in 1850 for what?
Which one of these things did Eleanor Roosevelt (married to Franklin D.) NOT do?
True or false: Hillary Clinton is the only First Lady to be elected to public office.
Which First Lady coined the infamous anti-drug slogan “Just Say No”?
Pat Nixon was the first First Lady to do what?
LBJ’s wife, Lady Bird, was born Claudia but got her nickname when she was little: a nurse told her she was pretty “as a lady bird.” Lady Bird was no shrinking violet though. Which of these things did she NOT do?
Michelle Obama, our current First Lady, has pursued many initiatives: higher education, healthy eating, girls’ education, and veterans care. What HASN’T she done?
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