9 fierce facts about first ladies

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for...

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Behind every great man is a great woman. And these first ladies are certainly great.

Dolly Madison, the fourth first lady saved a painting of George Washington from the White House when it was burned down, during the War of 1812.

The sixth first lady, Louisa Adams mocked her hubby, John Quincy Adams by writing satirical plays about him.

Eleanor Roosevelt literally put herself in the middle of an issue by sitting between blacks and whites at the southern conference for human welfare.

More recently, Michelle Obama was Barack’s mentor when he was just an intern at her law firm.

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