scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,280
The constitution grants no powers to the family of the president There has not been bills passed nor powers granted the first lady The spouse of the president however has a very powerful position The first lady has always had the presidents ear She has had a close intimate relationship with the president hopefully as she is his wife She has visibility and name recognition Some of the major sources of political power other than those officially granted are who you know the connections you have and being famous It is easy to see how some of the first ladies have used their position and recognition as sources of power mostly in recent history This is much easier to see than any influence that might have happened from the first lady talking to the president In recent times this has been a concern of some people who have begun to notice how powerful a political position this is There is power derived from the ability to have a meal with a powerful person living with them has got to be an even more powerful position Seen from the lives of the first ladies we can see how some have used the power of their position and others have supported their husbands rise to power From examining the lives of those who have served this position we can get a better idea of how this potentially powerful position has been used The biographies of the first ladies except perhaps those in recent memory all seem to mention a loving devotion to their husbands Supporting their careers in their rise to power Many also mention how they were a good homemaker raising the children and cleaning house A few mention how they use their position of fame to further an individual agenda Almost from the beginning the power of the first ladies position was recognized Though not exploited it was well recognized in
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA