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04/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

First Ladies And Their Causes: A Brief History

Being first lady often comes with the responsibility of picking an official White House cause to promote while one's husband is president.

For Michelle Obama it's childhood obesity and for Laura Bush a push toward nationwide literacy and better education. But how many other historic "first causes" can you name? Hint: at least one has to do with drinking.

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