September 12, 2022

Primary Source Learning: Women in the White House

Use the resources below to learn about the women in the White House and the some of the roles various first ladies took on throughout the years. One fun learning activity comes from the Collection Connections section of Words and Deeds in American History. Ask students to consider if these letter show evidence of a first lady exerting political influence. Letter excerpt, Abigail Adams to John Adams advising her husband to "remember the ladies" (complete letter), March 31, 1776 Letter, … [Read more...]