85% of People Can't Identify These First Ladies From an Image. Can you?

By: Bri O.

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The First Ladies of the United States have fascinating stories, from melting personal silver to fund a war effort to leading education in the country. How many of these First Ladies can you identify from their image? Take this quiz to find out.

The 17th First Lady of the United States, Eliza McCardle Johnson, and President Andrew Johnson served the American people from 1965 to 1869. She is one of the few First Ladies who was​ born into poverty. By the time President Andrew Johnson's term was coming to an end, the First Lady's tuberculosis had progressed so far that she could no longer host guests.

The 30th First Lady of the United States, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, and President Calvin Coolidge served the American public for two terms from 1923 to 1929. In 1931, Grace was voted one of the 12 greatest women in America. She avoided politics, choosing not to publicly speak about politicized topics. However, she did support common causes, like the American Red Cross.

The eighth First Lady of the United States, Hannah Hoes Van Buren, never had the opportunity to serve the public as First Lady. She died before President Van Buren made it to the office. One of her dying requests was for part of her funeral expenses instead be spent on feeding local people in need.

The 32nd First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, and her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, are considered the longest-serving presidential couple, with an unprecedented and unrivaled tenure of four terms, spanning from 1933 to 1945. Eleanor Roosevelt is known for changing the role of the First Lady in the White House from a passive companion to an active political force. Even after F.D.R.'s death in 1945, Eleanor continued to play an active role in domestic and international politics.

The first ever First Lady of the United States, Martha Washington, and her second husband, President George Washington, served the American people from 1789 to 1797. Martha was widowed at 25 with four children when her first husband died. Two of those children survived to adulthood. George and Martha raised her children from her previous marriage. At first, she was opposed to her husband pursuing the presidency and refused to attend his inauguration.

The 20th First Lady of the United States, Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, and her husband, President James A. Garfield, were robbed of the opportunity to serve the American public by an assassin, who shot and killed President Garfield in 1881, the first year of his presidency. After her husband's death, Lucretia spent much of her time preserving and honoring his legacy. The couple had seven children together, only five of which survived into adulthood.

The ninth First Lady of the United States, Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, and her husband, President William Henry Harrison spent one month serving the American people in 1841. She was 65 when her husband took office, making her the oldest First Lady to have been "elected."

The 31st First Lady of the United States, Lou Henry Hoover, and her husband, President Herbert Hoover, served the American public from 1929 to 1933. Prior to serving the nation as First Lady, she spent time serving as President of the Girl Scouts of America from 1922 to 1925.

The third First Lady of the United States, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, did not serve the American people alongside her husband, President Thomas Jeffers​on, because she died before the constitution was signed. However, since President Jefferson did not remarry, she's considered the third First Lady.

The 33rd First Lady of the United States, Bess Wallace Truman, and her husband, President Harry S. Truman, served the American public for two terms, spanning from 1945 to 1953. However, it turns out Bess didn't do much serving, because she wanted nothing more than to return home to Independence, MO. She tried to avoid public light and did only the bare minimum required to fulfill the role of First Lady.

The 18th First Lady of the United States, Julia Dent Grant, and her husband, President Ulysses S. Grant, served the American public from 1869 to 1877. Although supportive and highly active in her husband's campaigns and presidential tenure, it's believed Julia most likely considered African-American people as inferior, but did not openly support white supremacist causes. President Grant oversaw the ratification of the 15th Amendment in 1870, which gave African-American men the right to vote.

The 28th First Lady of the United States, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, and her husband, President Woodrow Wilson, served the American public together for six of Wilson's eight years in office. President Wilson was elected in 1913 and later married Edith in 1915.

The sixth First Lady of the United States, Louisa Catherine Adams, and her husband, President John Quincy Adams, served the American public from 1825 to 1829. Louisa struggled with depression during their time in the White House. She also raised silkworms (in the White House) and spun the silk herself.

The 19th First Lady of the United States, Lucy Webb Hayes, and her husband, President Rutherford B. Hayes, served the American public from 1877 to 1881. Lucy is known for hosting the first-ever White House Easter egg hunt, and she also banned all alcohol from the White House.

The 34th First Lady, Mamie Doud Eisenhower, and her husband, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, served the American public from 1953 - 1961. Mami was known for her talents in entertaining and hosting - she was very social - but remained out of the public eye when it came to politics.

The seventh First Lady, Rachel Jackson, never made it to the White House, since she died between President Andrew Jackson's election and inauguration. President Jackson served from 1829 to 1837.

The 21st First Lady, Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, never got to serve the American public - she died 20 months before her husband, President Chester A. Arthur, took office. She was a contralto singer, which means she sang at the lowest female voice range. President Arthur served from 1881 to 1885.

The fifth First Lady, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, and her husband, President James Monroe, served the American public from 1817 to 1829. As a result of First Lady Monroe failing to initiate the first social call to the other government officials' wives, the ladies boycotted her receptions.

The 10th First Lady, Letitia Christian Tyler, died while her husband, President John Tyler, was still serving out his tenure. She suffered a stroke, and was the first First Lady to die while in the physical White House.

The 29th First Lady, Florence Kling Harding, and her husband, President Warren G. Harding, served the American public for just three years -- from 1921 to 1923 -- before President Harding died unexpectedly. Florence was the first First Lady to ever vote, host movie stars/celebrities, and fly a plane.

The 42nd First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and her husband, President Bill Clinton, served the American public together from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is the first First Lady to run for president, and the first First Lady to have previously been elected to public office.

The 11th First Lady, Sarah Childress Polk, and her husband, President James K. Polk, served the American public from 1845 to 1849. During her tenure in the White House, she forbade dancing and card playing.

The 43rd First Lady, Laura Bush, and her husband, President George W. Bush, served the American public from 2001 to 2009 for a total of two terms. Laura is the first First lady to birth twins, and she was once a librarian as well as the First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

The 36th First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, and her husband, President Lyndon B. Johnson, served the American public from 1963 to 1969. First Lady Johnson had her own press secretary. Her husband owed much of his success to her, as she funded his first run for Congress.

The 22nd and 24th First Lady, Frances Folsom Cleveland, is the youngest to have served as First Lady at just 21 years old. She married President Grover Cleveland during his first term in office. President Cleveland served from 1885 to 1889 and then again from 1893 to 1897.

The 28th First Lady, Ellen Axson Wilson, died from Bright's disease during her tenure in the White House. President Woodrow Wilson served from 1913 to 1921. He remarried a year after Ellen's death, while he was still in the White House.

The 38th First Lady, Betty Ford, and her husband, President Gerald R. Ford, served the American public from 1974 to 1977. Betty was a leader in the women's movement and a pro-choice activist. She was also a professional dancer as well as the founder of the Betty Ford Clinic, the world-renowned​ substance abuse treatment center in California.

The 10th First Lady, Julia Gardiner Tyler, was President John Tyler's second wife. She refused his initial proposals, but eventually accepted. She was the first First Lady to ever be photographed.

The 41st First Lady, Barbara Bush, and her husband, President George H. W. Bush, served the American public from 1989 to 1993. She is known for writing a memoir from her dog's perspective.

The 26th First Lady, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, and her husband, President Theodore Roosevelt, served the American public from 1901 to 1909. President Roosevelt's first wife died 17 years before his presidency. First Lady Roosevelt is known for hiring herself a full-time social secretary to manage her complex social calendar.

The 39th First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, and her husband, President Jimmy Carter, served the American public from 1977 to 1981. She was the first First Lady to set up her own office in the West Wing, and was an advocate for mental health research.

The 13th First Lady, Abigail Powers Fillmore, and her husband, President Millard Fillmore, served the American public from 1850 to 1853. Abigail died of pneumonia just 26 days after leaving the White House. She established the first White House library.

First Lady Melania Trump has not done much yet as a First Lady, having spent less than a year in office. Prior to marrying President Donald Trump, she had a modeling career.

The 25th First Lady, Ida Saxton McKinley, and her husband, President William McKinley, served the American public from 1897 to 1901. Before the White, Ida worked as a bank teller/manager, a typically male-dominated field at the time. She developed epilepsy, and would sometimes experience seizures while in public.

The 37th First Lady, Pat Nixon, and her husband, President Richard Nixon, served the American public from 1969 to 1974, right up until the president's resignation which was prompted by the Watergate scandal. Pat was the first First Lady to wear pants in public as well as the first to visit China and the Soviet Union.

The 12th First Lady, Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor, and her husband, President Zachary Taylor, served the American public for just one year before President Taylor's death. Margaret never really wanted to be First Lady, and pushed many of the responsibilities off on her daughter.

The 44th First Lady, Michelle Obama, and her husband, President Barack Obama, served the American public from 2009 to 2017. Michelle is the first African-America First Lady and has a legacy of advocating for health and nutrition, especially when it comes to children. She earned a law degree from Harvard University.

The 40th First Lady, Nancy Reagan, and her husband, President Ronald Reagan, served the American public from 1981 to 1989. Following in line with her husband's war on drugs, First Lady Reagan launched the "Just Say No" drug campaign.

The 16th First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln, and her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, served the American people from 1861 until President Lincoln's assassination in 1865. Mary was the first First Lady to advocate for abolition, and she managed to convince Congress to give her a lifetime pension to help compensate for the loss of her husband.

The 35th First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and her husband, President John F. Kennedy, served the American people for just three years, from 1961 until the president's assassination in 1963.

The fourth First Lady, Dolley Madison, and her husband, President James Madison, served the American public from 1809 to 1817. She was the first and so far only First Lady to convince Congress to give her an honorary seat on the floor. And she was the first American to respond to a telegraph.

The 27th First Lady, Helen Herron Taft, and her husband, President William H. Taft, served the American public from 1909 to 1913. She was the first First Lady to own and drive her own car. She also advocated for women's suffrage.

The second First Lady, Abigail Adams, and her husband, President John Adams, served the American people from 1797 to 1801. She was the first woman to be both a First Lady and the mother of a U.S. President.

The 14th First Lady, Jane M. Pierce, and her husband, President Franklin Pierce, served the American people from 1853 to 1857. She would have preferred for her husband to stay out of politics, and was severely traumatized after witnessing her son's graphic death.

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