The White House is in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The White House is more than 200 years old. It is where the president and the First Family live. See what happens in America’s most famous home.
WIN MCNAMEE—GETTY IMAGES
He signs bills into law. Here, President Donald Trump signs a bill for kids’ health.
PETE SOUZA—WHITE HOUSE/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES
He can go to the White House theater. President Ronald Reagan enjoyed The Sound of Music.
JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY/GETTY IMAGES
Even the president needs to relax. President John F. Kennedy celebrated Christmas at the White House. He posed for a family photo. But the pets would not sit still!
CHIP SOMODEVILLA—GETTY IMAGES
World leaders visit the White House. President Barack Obama hosted Justin Trudeau. He is Canada’s leader. They waved for a photo.
DIRCK HALSTEAD—THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES
U.S. presidents pay for their own food. A bill comes every month. Here, President Gerald Ford fixes an English muffin in the White House kitchen.