The forward thinking of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, has helped women gain rights for being able to sign a contract, inheriting property, being on a jury, equal wages and the right to vote. Martha Washington was a subject of the royal crown of England. Louisa Adams was the United States only foreign born First Lady. Elizabeth Monroe was born a British subject. Lou Hoover learned to speak Chinese and many other foreign languages. Eleanor Roosevelt is the United States longest serving First Lady. Michelle Obama is an American lawyer. Laura Bush promoted literacy programs, one of her main activities when she was the First Lady.