In 1999, when asked by The New York Times what her role would be if Don­ald Trump were to be­come Pres­i­dent, Me­la­nia Trump replied: “I would be very tra­di­tional, like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy”. Be­fore her, how did the First Ladies em­body their func­tion?

Vocable (All English) - - Focus - to em­body to in­car­nate, rep­re­sent.


1961–1963 Causes: She ded­i­cated her time to the pro­mo­tion of Amer­i­can arts and preser­va­tion of its history, and fa­mously re­stored the White House.

Par­tic­u­lar­ity: She was re­garded as an in­ter­na­tional fash­ion icon. And she is also trag­i­cally re­mem­bered for rid­ing with her hus­band, Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, when he was as­sas­si­nated in Dal­las, Texas, in 1963. to ded­i­cate to de­vote, con­se­crate / to re­gard to con­sider / icon sym­bol, ob­ject of great at­ten­tion and de­vo­tion / to ride, rode, rid­den to cir­cu­late, travel.


1993–2001 Causes: She was a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for ex­pand­ing health in­surance cov­er­age and rais­ing pub­lic aware­ness of health is­sues. Par­tic­u­lar­ity: In 2016, she won the Demo­cratic party’s nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent and ran for the US pres­i­dency against Don­ald Trump. vo­cal ve­he­ment, out­spo­ken / ad­vo­cate de­fender, cham­pion / health in­surance cov­er­age med­i­cal in­surance / to raise pub­lic aware­ness to alert the pub­lic (to the dan­gers of...) / nom­i­nee of­fi­cially des­ig­nated can­di­date / to run, ran, run for to be a can­di­date for.


1989-1993 Causes: Lit­er­acy was her spe­cial cause. She founded the Bar­bara Bush Foun­da­tion for Fam­ily Lit­er­acy, seek­ing to im­prove chil­dren and par­ents’ lit­er­acy in the coun­try through ded­i­cated pro­grams. Par­tic­u­lar­ity: She was both the wife of a pres­i­dent (Ge­orge H.W. Bush) and the mother of a pres­i­dent (Ge­orge W. Bush). lit­er­acy abil­ity to read and write / to seek, sought, sought to try, at­tempt (to) / ded­i­cated pro­gram spe­cialised programme.


2009-2017 Causes: She was an ad­vo­cate for sev­eral causes, among which health, higher ed­u­ca­tion, and in­ter­na­tional ado­les­cent girls’ ed­u­ca­tion. In 2011, she helped launch Join­ing Forces, a na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive to sup­port ser­vice mem­bers and vet­er­ans.

Par­tic­u­lar­ity: She was the first African-Amer­i­can first lady of the U.S. na­tion­wide na­tion­ally, across the coun­try / ser­vice mem­ber in the mil­i­tary, sol­dier / vet­eran for­mer com­bat­tant.

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