Take a step back in time to revisit these words of wisdom presidential wives have shared with the country.
With Independence Day in the U.S. less than a week away, we thought we’d look to the wives of some of America’s most famous presidents for some patriotic pearls of wisdom. Not only did these women offer their love and support to their powerful husbands, they took on the role of setting an example to millions of Americans — and not always in the easiest of circumstances.
Of course, you may not have always agreed with their husbands’ politics or the policies of their administrations, but these women often demonstrated the virtues we admire in a First Lady and a patriot.
Click on Launch the slideshow below to see how, through the ages, many presidential wives have tried to inspire others, while shouldering the burdens and stresses that came with their role of First Lady of the United States of America.
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