Associated Press
Former First Lady, Senator of New York, U.S. Secretary of State, and 2016 U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton

With former first lady Hillary Clinton recently announcing her campaign for president of the United States in the 2016 election, a spotlight is now on her as she attempts to become the first female president in American history.

The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and member of Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2015" is just one of the 44 amazing and accomplished women who have graced the White House and who have served our country alongside their husbands.

From Mary Todd Lincoln to Eleanor Roosevelt to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to our current first lady Michelle Obama, the first ladies have always been just as important and newsworthy as their husbands.