American Presidents

American Presidents: Life Portraits Exhibit
9-12 Grade Student Activity

Martin Van Buren

Meet the 8th president!
What was the name of the First Lady in Martin Van Buren's administration? What was the First Lady's relationship to President Van Buren?

Look closer!
The pictures of Angelica Singleton Van Buren and Martin Van Buren are side by side. In looking at these two pictures, what is the first thing that comes to mind? How do you see them in relationship to each other? How would you describe the role of First Lady? Has this role changed over time?

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