First Ladies Public Image

First Photographed First Lady: A Girl Elopes with the President & Brands Her Image

First Lady Michelle Obama has taken to Twitter to keep herself before the American public, updating them on her activities. Jackie Kennedy went on television, conducting a black-and-white videotaped tour of the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt made herself a national… Read More ›

First Ladies & the State of the Union Address: Private Speech Editors and Public Policy Symbols

Tomorrow’s State of the Union Address, delivered by President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill,  may seem like it has always been a part of American life, but in fact it is one custom of the American Presidencybegun by George Washington… Read More ›