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1 The White House By Abraham Arevalo James Iodice Curtis Berry Andrya Lacy

2 History Of The White House Architect James Hoban Location W W W W W aaaa ssss hhhh iiii nnnn gggg tttt oooo nnnn,,,, D D D D.... CCCC...., Date 1793 to 1801, burned 1814, porticos 1824 to 1829 Building Type l l l l l aaaa rrrr gggg eeee h h h h oooo uuuu ssss eeee, presidential residence, government building Construction System cut stone bearing masonry Climate temperate Context urban, U.S. Capitol Style Georgian Neoclassical Notes Official residence of the President of the United States of America, for the last 200 years.

3 Geometric Analysis Of The White House The White House is 168 feet (51.2 meters) long The White House is 85 feet 6 inches (26.1 meters) wide without porticoes; 152 feet wide with porticoes. The overall height of the White House (to the top of the roof) is 70 feet on the south and 60 feet 4 inches on the north; the façade (grade of lawn to parapet) is 60 feet on the south (lawn at 54 feet above sea level) and 50 feet 4 inches on the north. It takes 300 gallons of white paint to cover the exterior of just the residence portion of the White House (center), excluding the West and East Wings. The White House fence encloses 18 acres of land. The White House has 132 rooms, including 16 family- guest rooms, 1 main kitchen, 1 diet kitchen, 1 family kitchen, and 35 bathrooms. The White House has (excluding storage rooms): 10 rooms on the Ground Floor, 1 main corridor, 6 restrooms; 8 rooms on the State Floor, 1 main corridor, 1 entrance hall; 16 rooms, 1 main corridor, 6 bathrooms, and 1 restroom on the 2nd floor; and 20 rooms, 1 main corridor, 9 bathrooms on the 3rd floor. Floor area (total of 6 floors) approximately 55,000 square feet.

4 White House Facts For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nations capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congress in December of 1790 declaring that the federal government would reside in a district "not exceeding ten miles square…on the river Potomac." President Washington, together with city planner Pierre LEnfant, chose the site for the new residence, which is now 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As preparations began for the new federal city, a competition was held to find a builder of the "Presidents House." Nine proposals were submitted, and Irish-born architect James Hoban won a gold medal for his practical and handsome design. Construction began when the first cornerstone was laid in October of Although President Washington oversaw the construction of the house, he never lived in it. It was not until 1800, when the White House was nearly completed, that its first residents, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved in. Since that time, each President has made his own changes and additions. The White House is, after all, the Presidents private home. It is also the only private residence of a head of state that is open to the public, free of charge. The White House has a unique and fascinating history. It survived a fire at the hands of the British in 1814 (during the war of 1812) and another fire in the West Wing in 1929, while Herbert Hoover was President. Throughout much of Harry S. Trumans presidency, the interior of the house, with the exception of the third floor, was completely gutted and renovated while the Trumans lived at Blair House, right across Pennsylvania Avenue. Nonetheless, the exterior stone walls are those first put in place when the White House was constructed two centuries ago. Presidents can express their individual style in how they decorate some parts of the house and in how they receive the public during their stay. Thomas Jefferson held the first Inaugural open house in Many of those who attended the swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol simply followed him home, where he greeted them in the Blue Room. President Jefferson also opened the house for public tours, and it has remained open, except during wartime, ever since. In addition, he welcomed visitors to annual receptions on New Years Day and on the Fourth of July. In 1829, a horde of 20,000 Inaugural callers forced President Andrew Jackson to flee to the safety of a hotel while, on the lawn, aides filled washtubs with orange juice and whiskey to lure the mob out of the mud-tracked White House.

5 White House Facts After Abraham Lincolns presidency, Inaugural crowds became far too large for the White House to accommodate them comfortably. However, not until Grover Clevelands first presidency did this unsafe practice change. He held a presidential review of the troops from a flag-draped grandstand built in front of the White House. This procession evolved into the official Inaugural parade we know today. Receptions on New Years Day and the Fourth of July continued to be held until the early 1930s After Abraham Lincolns presidency, Inaugural crowds became far too large for the White House to accommodate them comfortably. However, not until Grover Clevelands first presidency did this unsafe practice change. He held a presidential review of the troops from a flag-draped grandstand built in front of the White House. This procession evolved into the official Inaugural parade we know today. Receptions on New Years Day and the Fourth of July continued to be held until the early 1930s President Clintons open house on January 21, 1993 renewed a venerable White House Inaugural tradition. Two thousand citizens, selected by lottery, were greeted in the Diplomatic Reception Room by President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice President and Mrs. Gore. President Clintons open house on January 21, 1993 renewed a venerable White House Inaugural tradition. Two thousand citizens, selected by lottery, were greeted in the Diplomatic Reception Room by President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice President and Mrs. Gore.

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7 Oral Presentation Rubric For Abraham BeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePoints Self Assessment Teacher Assessment ContentLittleSomeMostlySpeechIs Clear & Focused444 Organizatio n LittleSomeMostlyEffectiveBeginning Main & End 444 LanguageLittleSomeMostly Words Are Specific & accurate 444 DeliveryLittleSomeMostly Good Eye Contact, Speed, And Volume 444

8 Oral Presentation Rubric For James BeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePoints Self Assessment Teacher Assessment ContentLittleSomeMostlySpeechIs Clear & Focused444 Organizatio n LittleSomeMostlyEffectiveBeginning Main & End 444 LanguageLittleSomeMostly Words Are Specific & accurate 444 DeliveryLittleSomeMostly Good Eye Contact, Speed, And Volume 444

9 Oral Presentation Rubric For Curtis BeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePoints Self Assessment Teacher Assessment ContentLittleSomeMostlySpeechIs Clear & Focused444 Organizatio n LittleSomeMostlyEffectiveBeginning Main & End 444 LanguageLittleSomeMostly Words Are Specific & accurate 444 DeliveryLittleSomeMostly Good Eye Contact, Speed, And Volume 444

10 Oral Presentation Rubric For Andrya BeginningAverageGoodExcellentPossiblePoints Self Assessment Teacher Assessment ContentLittleSomeMostlySpeechIs Clear & Focused444 Organizatio n LittleSomeMostlyEffectiveBeginning Main & End 444 LanguageLittleSomeMostly Words Are Specific & accurate 444 DeliveryLittleSomeMostly Good Eye Contact, Speed, And Volume 444

11 Project Scoring System NameTeamScore Math Report Score SpeechScoreOverallScore Abraham99% 99% 99% James 99% 99% Curtis 99% 99% Andrya 99% 99%


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