Learning Lincoln On-line
Topic Fifty-eight: Our Nation's First Ladies
"Mary, Mary, We are elected!"
. . . As a jubilant Abraham Lincoln, now President-Elect shouted at his wife, Mary. Mary Lincoln would be called the "First Lady" First, by many in our nation. This title had not been used before, and is the theme of this activity.
Guiding Questions for Student Research and Reporting:
· What does a First Lady often do in her position?
· Which First Ladies were considered the most active and most controversial?
· What kind of background did some of the First Ladies come from?
· How did the First Ladies help to shape the social history of our country?