How Melania Trump Will Serve in Role of First Lady

Melania Trump promised an action plan when she arrived at the White House. Here is what she hopes to focus on.

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Melania Trump has said she wants to become a champion of women and young people as First Lady.
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The new First Lady said she wants to work against cyber bullying and the negative impact it has on young people's self-esteem.
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The former Slovenian model has also indicated that she wants to improve the quality of life for women in the United States.
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“We cannot call ourselves a fully developed or advanced nation when 50 percent of our women live in poverty, when 60 million are without health insurance, when too many are choosing between basic needs like rent, food, and health care," Trump said in a speech in Pennsylvania several days before the election.
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First ladies have played an important role in the history of the United States, as spokespersons of social causes and fashion icons. In this picture, Melania Trump met with Michelle Obama in the White House this November.
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Michelle Obama created the "Let's Move!" Program in February 2010 to work on the problem of childhood obesity.
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Laura Bush, for her part, focused her efforts as First Lady (2001-2009) on education and literacy.
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During her years as First Lady (1993-2001), Hillary Clinton devoted her energies to devising a better health care system.
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Nancy Reagan as First Lady (1981-1989) took on the war against drugs, encouraging kids to "just say no."
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Rosalynn Smith Carter as First Lady (1977 -1981) focused on research on mental health, as well as the performing arts.
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The causes of Betty Ford as First Lady (1974-1977) were alcoholism, which led to the opening of the Betty Ford Center; breast cancer; and equal opportunity for women.
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Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, as First Lady (1963-1969), helped pass the Road Beautification Act of 1965 that limited outdoor advertising and financed road cleaning.
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Eleanor Roosevelt (1933-1945) fought for equal rights for all and helped put an end to segregation
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Many have their eyes on Melania Trump and how she will fulfill the role as First Lady.
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In the modern history of the country, the First Lady is not only the wife of the president, but also, to an extent, a celebrity.
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Now the 46-year-old former model becomes a central figure in the presidency of her husband, Donald Trump, 70.
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