First Women

In 1961 Jacqueline Kennedy became the first truly modern First Lady, bringing the role onto the international stage. Up until 2016 nine other women have taken up the mantle and have each made a name for themselves, not only as their husband's companions but as successful and interesting women in their own right-and ones that we could do well to learn from.

First Women takes up the stories of six of these formidable women and brings to life the individual qualities and personality traits that each of them have brought to the White House. Seeing their husbands through trials and tribulations, as well as celebrations and successes, these women are as much a part of America's history as the presidents they married.

You will learn:

  • About the legacy left by each of these women and how they have played their part in shaping modern America
  • Details of how each of the First Ladies lived her life in the White House
  • Of their key qualities, and how these could influence the ways in which we live our own lives.