American Experience

Dolley Madison

  • Season 22
  • , Episode 4  | 
  • Aired: 3/1/2010
    • Length: 01:24:15
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed “Queen Dolley,” and when she died in 1849 at the age of 81 — one of the last remaining members of the founding generation — Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.

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