John Adams: “this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed w/ power capable of contending w/ human passions unbridled by morality & religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral & religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th President. Paternal grandfather, James Wilson sailed from Londonderry to Philadelphia in 1807. He was proud of his Ulster Scot & Scottish roots (maternal GF, Rev. Thomas Woodrow came from Paisley Scotland in 1835).
There were a number of firsts with the painting of Hillary Clinton's portrait. The first African American portrait artist Simmie Knox did a tandem of her and President's Clinton's official oil portraits. She is wearing a pantsuit with her hand touching her best selling book with an example of historic White House China on the table. The painting hangs on the Ground floor in the Hall. Portraits courtesy of the White House Collection.