21st Century: Query 189 (Martha Washington)
“I live a very dull life here [The White House]... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.”
~ Martha Washington, First First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), was the wife of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington served as the inaugural First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as “Lady Washington.”
How might this statement be true for First Ladies?
How have some past First Ladies handled this job? In your opinion, which First Lady has handled this mostly thankless role the best?
How is the current First Lady handling her role? How does her approach to public life compare to that of the previous First Lady?