The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., and has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
- Look closely at the photo and describe what you see. Why would the United States provide a home like this for the president?
- What branch of government does the White House represent?
- Why is the White House an important symbol to the country and to the world?
Highsmith, Carol M., "The White House, Washington, D.C.," ca. 1980. Courtesy of Library of Congress