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#1 I'm getting ill02-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Survey: The best of the first ladies
(CNN) – The longest-serving first lady also outranks the others who have held the title in integrity, accomplishments and public image.
At least when it comes to a survey of historians and experts on what best epitomizes the characteristics of a first lady: Eleanor Roosevelt is their choice. These people need some oxygen.
Roosevelt’s legacy is followed by Abigail Adams. Jacqueline Kennedy is third, and Dolly Madison is fourth.
The Siena College Research Institute survey ranks first ladies based on 10 categories – from background, public image and integrity; to accomplishments and value to the country.
The study, conducted five times since 1982, adds Michelle Obama to the mix for the first time in fifth place, bumping Hillary Clinton down two spots from fourth to sixth - since the last time the survey was conducted.
Rounding out the top-10 list are Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Martha Washington and Rosalynn Carter.It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
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Originally Posted by Carol
02-18-2014, 09:44 AM
Dolley Madison would be ranked higher if people learned more about her in school. She was a really cool First Lady. I read a bio for kids of her when I was a kid-they don't have as many of those kinds of books around, these days.
02-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Scholars and experts rated Laura Bush, wife of former President George W. Bush, as the first lady who could have done more with her time at the White House.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
02-18-2014, 03:43 PM
WTH are you thinking???
Children's books with historical value????
All children need to know about Dolly Madison these days, is that they make snack cakes!
In all seriousness, though... I loved those kiddie-history books, too!
The actually made early history understandable. More story, less dates!
I wish I could locate a library of them!
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02-19-2014, 09:54 AM
I remember our library had a whole series of biographies of prominent people in American history. The books were probably printed in the 60s, since we were reading them in the early 70s. They were written at about a 2nd-5th grade level. There were books about Dolley Madison, Abigal Adams, Juliet Gordon Low (GSA founder), Harriet Tubman, and other women. There were also books geared for boys about Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, etc. They were probably Children's Illustrated Library or something like that-I have an edition of Arabian Nights by that publisher from my childhood that is pretty cool.
02-19-2014, 10:06 AM
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