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The White House is a symbol of the United States and the people who live there.  The President of the United States lives and works in the White House.

The building of the White House began in 1792.  President Washington watched over the building of the White House, but he never had the chance to live in it.  The building of the White House was not finished until 1800.  President John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.  The White House has not always been the name of where the president lives.  It has also been called the President's Palace, the President's House, and the Executive Mansion. In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt made the White House the official name of the president's home.

The White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, and 3 elevators.  The White House also has a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a movie theater, a billiard room, and a bowling alley.  The president's office in the White House is called the Oval Office.

About 6,000 people a day visit the White House. To mail a letter to the president of the United States, send it to:

Mr. President

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20500    

 

Use the information above to complete the statements below.

1.  The White House is a of the United States and the people who live there.

2.  The President and works in the White House.

3.  True or false?  President Washington lived in the White House.

True

False

4.  President was the first president to live in the White House.

5.  The White House was also named

the President's Palace.

the President's House.

the Executive Mansion.

All of the above.

6.  The White House has 132 rooms and 35 .

7.  The president's office is called the Office.

8.  About 6,000 people a day visit the .

9.  The president lives on 1600 Avenue.

 

 

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