This is a companion piece to another painting of twelve presidents. Mostly these are the wives of those presidents with words from the Declaration of Independence.
On the back of the cards: It should say: The words are from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence with the added words ‘and women’ They are: because back then women didn’t have much visible power, but they influenced more than we realize.
I chose the wives of presidents even though, for the most part, they were in the background. The wording is from the Declaration of Independence with the addition of (and women) It is said that “behind every man is a great woman” and these women are no exception. They are Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson’s (daughter), Mary Todd Lincoln, Michelle Obama, Edith Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Roselyn Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Melania Trump.