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The Great Depression
(1929-1945)

Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World

The Great Depression<BR>(1929-1945)
The Great Depression
(1929-1945)


Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.19

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    determined, membership, downtrodden, kennedy, launched, prestigious, greatly, plight, rallied, wary, refused, civil, purposely, politics, social, death
     content words:    Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Democratic Party, First Lady, What Eleanor, Great Depression, New Deal, National Youth Administration, American Revolution, Marian Anderson


Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World
By Toni Lee Robinson
  

1     If you were running for president, it would be good to have Eleanor Roosevelt on your side. Franklin Roosevelt had this advantage. Eleanor's hard work helped her husband win four terms in office. She rallied women around the Democratic Party. Thousands of women worked to elect FDR.
 
2     Eleanor was glad when her husband became president. She was also wary. She greatly admired Franklin as a leader. She agreed that government had a duty to make life better for its people. What she wasn't sure about was being First Lady. Would she be pushed into the role of hostess? Would her time be taken up by a stream of social functions?
 
3     FDR's first months in office were a rush of activity. Meanwhile, the new First Lady launched a whirlwind of her own. What Eleanor did was mold the office to fit her own talents and interests. She became the first woman ever to hold frequent press conferences. These meetings had an "Eleanor twist" only women were allowed to attend. Agencies that wanted news of the First Lady had to hire female reporters.

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