Building a Federal Town: Washington, D.C.
Abigail Adams: First Ladies' Lives
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: Two to five class periods
Abigail Adams was the first First Lady to live in the White House in Washington, D.C. Before that, the capital of the country was in New York City and in Philadelphia. Even when the Adams family moved into the White House, it wasn’t finished, and neither was Washington. It takes a while to design and build a city from scratch!