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:
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Use the information above to complete the
1. The White House is a
the United States and the people who live there.
2. The President
works in the White House.
3. True or false? President
Washington lived in the White House.
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
7. The president's office is called
8. About 6,000 people a day visit the
9. The president lives on 1600
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