Questioning the proper role of
Through examining the manner in which Rosalynn Carter and Nancy Reagan pushed their own agendas, shouldered some of their husbands workload, and meddled into everyday White House affairs, it is clear that the role of the First Lady needs to be constitutionally defined.
Rosalynn Carter went to Latin America on husbands behalf to ease tensions/explain foreign policy
1.) Taking on too much of their husbands work
Nancy Reagan often filled in for her husband when he was filling ill
2.) Meddling in day to day White House activities
1.) Pushed their own agendas
- mental health because she met someone
-Increasee aids funding because of her Hollywood friend
How much involvement is too much?
Nancy Reagan redecorated the white house with expensive new china during a time of recession and high unemployment rates
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