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Dolly Madison Saves George Washington



Dolly Madison Saves George Washington
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     challenging words:    society, social, full-length, much-loved, fever, frame, painting, army, lived, husband, ability, destroy, during, government, plantation, woman
     content words:    United States, Dolly Madison, James Madison, White House, George Washington


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Dolly Madison Saves George Washington
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     The heroes of the War of 1812 were not all men. Some of them were women. One of these women was married to the President of the United States. Her name was Dolly Madison.
 
2     Dolly Madison was born in Virginia. In 1783 she moved to Philadelphia. She was a happy and warm person. All those who knew her loved her. She married for the first time in 1790. After three years, her husband died of yellow fever. Dolly was left to care for a small son.
 
3     By this time, Philadelphia was a large city. It didn't take long for another man to show interest in Dolly. This man would become president. His name was James Madison.
 
4     When James became Secretary of State, Dolly made her home the center of society. She held parties and talked to many different people. She helped the people in the White House during that time. Dolly's ability in social situations made her famous. She could talk to anyone from children to people in charge of other countries. She was even good at ending arguments.

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