Which US First Lady Are You?

 

 

The role of first ladies has been fulfilled by several great personalities in the past. Some have supported their husbands while staying in the background while others have worked on specific issues that had greatly impacted America’s growth.

Let us discuss a few of the famous ones:

1.Eleanor Roosevelt

She is one of the most influential first ladies of the United States. She used her role to work on several important issues like civil rights, rights of women, and education for the poor. After her husband’s death, she was among the board of directors of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She supported the formation of the United Nations after World War II and became the first chairman of the UN Human Rights Commission.

2.Betty Ford

Betty Ford married Gerald Ford in 1948. She was the most unique first lady of the US. The reason for it was that she was extremely open about her personal life. During those times it was rare to see a public figure of such high status speaking openly about their personal life. She did some remarkable work for the Equal Rights Amendment and the legalization of abortion. She spread awareness of breast cancer as she herself had gone through a mastectomy.

3.Hillary Clinton

She was an extremely powerful first lady. Her major contributions are in the Healthcare regime. She was appointed as the Head of the Taskforce on National Healthcare reform. Her other areas of contributions include women and child health. She has also ran a strong campaign for the Democrats and she herself was the nominee of the 2016 Presidential elections.

4.Michelle Obama

She is also one of the most influential first ladies of the US. Michelle Obama is a lawyer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. During her time as the First Lady, she had run several important campaigns like “Let’s Move” and “Reach Higher Initiative”. Let’s Move helped in reducing childhood obesity. “Reach Higher Initiative” helps the students in providing guidance and resources for education after High School.

There are also many other influential first ladies who had played a significant role in the development of America. Hoping to discuss about them in a separate article.

“Those of us who follow politics seriously rather than view it as a game show do not look at Hillary Clinton and simply think ‘first woman president.’ We think—for example—’first ex-co-president’ or ‘first wife of a disbarred lawyer and impeached former incumbent’ or ‘first person to use her daughter as photo-op protection during her husband’s perjury rap.”
― Christopher Hitchens

“Frames 221 to 223: The motorcade is now in front of the camera lens, moving ever so slowly.

The President and First Lady are waving to the crowd. The President almost stands up to send kisses to a few ladies in the front rows, but the First Lady holds him by the arm.

The President sits back comfortably in his Lincoln. He is enjoying himself terribly.”
― Francis Barel, Saving Kennedy

“What’s in a #firstlady title? The rest of their #bickeringbook, and look who’s reading each other in proton-order? These kittens have taken off their mittens, Mr. Cat-in-the-hat! How ’bout that? Ahh, there it goes. All necessary political priorities aside, these #majorettes are focused on the #minora; while the nation is taking the knee, and locked up-in-arms over the anthem-tantrums some leaders are having.

Tracey Bond

“Seeing the name Hillary in a headline last week—a headline about a life that had involved real achievement—I felt a mouse stirring in the attic of my memory. Eventually, I was able to recall how the two Hillarys had once been mentionable in the same breath. On a first-lady goodwill tour of Asia in April 1995—the kind of banal trip that she now claims as part of her foreign-policy ‘experience’—Mrs. Clinton had been in Nepal and been briefly introduced to the late Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Mount Everest. Ever ready to milk the moment, she announced that her mother had actually named her for this famous and intrepid explorer. The claim ‘worked’ well enough to be repeated at other stops and even showed up in Bill Clinton’s memoirs almost a decade later, as one more instance of the gutsy tradition that undergirds the junior senator from New York.

― Christopher Hitchens
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  • Question of

    Pick a signature accessory.

    • Pillbox hat
    • String of pearls
    • Fashionable haircut
    • Hollywood glamour
    • None of these
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    Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

    • Democrat
    • Republican
    • Neither
  • Question of

    Pick a place to live after your tenure in the White House.

    • New York
    • Chicago
    • California
    • Texas
    • Washington DC
    • None of these
  • Question of

    Choose a color scheme for your White House service set.

    • Red and gold
    • Gold and Turquoise
    • White and Navy Blue
    • Wildflowers from each state
    • None of these
  • Question of

    Which of the following causes do you most support?

    • A healthy lifestyle
    • Human Rights
    • International relations
    • Drugs
    • Highway beautification
    • None of these
  • Question of

    What color gown would you wear to the Inauguration Ball?

    • Canary yellow with fur cuffs
    • Off-white encrusted with silver thread
    • White with Swarovski crystals
    • Petal pink with lace sleeves
    • None of these
  • Question of

    What do you love the most about Washington DC

    • The cherry blossoms
    • The dinner parties
    • The Smithsonian
    • None of these
  • Question of

    How many terms would you like your husband to serve?

    • One
    • Two
    • Three
    • I don’t know
  • Question of

    Do you have children?

    • Yes and they still live with me
    • Yes, but they are all grown
    • No
  • Question of

    Which single word best described how you would best like to be remembered?

    • Spirit
    • Dedication
    • Intelligence
    • Resiliance
    • None of these
  • Question of

    The most horrible thing in the world is…?

    • Discrimination
    • Tyranny
    • Chipped nails
  • Question of

    How politically active are you?

    • I try to stay out of politics
    • I’m very active!
    • I’m interested in politics, but not very active
  • Question of

    What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from your parents?

    • To be lady-like and quiet
    • To stand up for myself
    • To be disciplined
    • I got some great makeup tips from mom
  • Question of

    What is the ideal family size?

    • The more kids the better!
    • A small family – too many kids means no career!
    • I love kids, but too many can be a headache
  • Question of

    How do you like having your picture taken?

    • I hate it! I’m more than a pretty face!
    • Love it! Keep those pics coming!
    • I like it
    • I’m fine either way
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