Comprehension Aid: "Power for All"
Getting the Meaning:
- What do the terms "urban" and "rural" mean? Use a dictionary if you need to.
- Why didn't private electric companies bring power lines to some rural communities?
- What was Roosevelt's belief about electric power?
- What did his opponents believe?
- What is "socialism"? Use the electronic glossary or a dictionary if you need to.
- How did getting electric power affect local merchants? Farmers?
- Why do you think ideas like socialism were so fiercely opposed that many felt they were un-American?