Little-Known Facts About The First Families

It can feel like the media is constantly telling us everything we need to know (and even more) about the first family. Here’s a look back on some interesting first family facts, including the rumored, the scandalous, the tragic, the sweet, and the creepy!

Jefferson’s Contradictions

Photo Courtesy of US National Archives
Photo Courtesy of US National Archives

Thomas Jefferson’s wife died in childbirth so there was no First Lady during his term as president. Jefferson famously operated multiple plantations where he owned hundreds of slaves, and used them to work the land. The majority of historians believe that after the death of his wife, Jefferson likely had a relationship with one of his slaves. Who was this woman?