Quintaya Wilder Essay

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Mrs. Michelle Wolfe
English 1
2 April 2015

Famous Couples Throughout History

Many couples have only been known for the movies and shows they did together. Their affection for each other is what really hits the audience in such shock. Couples around the world are known for staying together throughout history. Only to be unrecognized within the love of each other!

In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln 's election as the 16th President of the United States caused 11 Southern states to secede from the Union. Most Kentuckians from the Todd's social circle, and indeed her stepfamily, supported the Southern cause, but Mary was a fervent and tireless supporter of the Union. Widely disliked in the White House, Mary Todd Lincoln was emotional and outspoken and spent lavishly during a time when budgets were tight to fight the Civil War. Some even accused her of being a Confederate spy. The intensity of her sadness was so great that even Abraham Lincoln was concerned for her mental health, according to American Heritage magazine. Mary began to explore spiritualism around this time, another interest of hers that was derided. Little did she know that even more heartbreak was in store for her. On April 14, 1865, Mary Todd Lincoln sat next to her husband at Ford's Theatre when he was shot by an assassin. The president died the following day, and Mary Todd Lincoln never fully recovered. She returned to Illinois and, following the death of her youngest son Thomas in 1871, fell into a deep depression (“Mary Todd Lincoln”).

It's no secret that Prince Charles and Princess Diana were never as perfect a match as they initially seemed, but a new claim that Charles was "desperate" to back out of the 1981 royal wedding makes the marriage seem like an especially bad idea in