5A19-The White House By:Kyeran Ortiz 2/22/17 Mrs.Daniher


In 1791 George Washington selected the site for the White House.President John Adams and his wife,Abigail,moved into the unfinished house in 1800.During the war of 1812,the British set fire to the White House,only one thing survived the fire and is in the White House to this day:a portrait of George Washington.Years later James Hoban was appointed to rebuild the house,and President James Monroe moved into the building in 1817.

President Obama shoots for a basket.

Basketball court

My favorite room is the basketball court, which is located outside next to the White House. The basketball court is used for special purposes, like a place for Barack Obama or his family to cool off or a place for Obama to hold games for wounded warriors. Some objects that are in the room are the hoop and the basketball.

Red Room

The Red Room is one of four state reception rooms in the White House.The room has several pieces of furniture from the New York workshop of a famous French-born cabinetmaker Charles-Honore Lannuier. The furniture was composed in 1810-1830.All of the fabric in the room was woven in the United States from French empire designs.

Barack Obama prepares for a press conference

Family Dining Room

The first family often host small formal dinners in the room, a space about 28 feet by 25 feet. The first floor's smaller dining room was strictly for family meals, and was often called a ''breakfast room'' until 1961 when Jackie Kennedy a dining room upstairs.Some families chose not to eat in the Family Dining Room even before that.

Fun Facts

There are 132 rooms,35 bathrooms,and 6 levels in the Residence.There are also 412 doors, 147 windows,28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.

The Hamilton cast as performed multiple times at the White House

Wounded Warriors have played basketball with Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the first African American President in history

The White House kitchen is able to serve dinner to as many as 140 guests




White House Links: https://docs.google.com/a/d124.org/document/d/1tj1M_egbUmm5Ndhz7PYIJoOoMsXvlkfIsS0TmfVakEk/edit?usp=sharing

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