This comprehensive guide is the definitive source for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. Readers turn to Guide to the Presidency for its wealth of facts and analytical chapters that explain the structure, powers, and operations of the office and the president’s relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The work is divided into eight distinct subject areas covering every aspect of the U.S. presidency.

Chapter 32 Daily Life of the President

Chapter 32 Daily Life of the President

Chapter 32 Daily life of the president

Although in theory just another citizen, the president does not live like one. The first family occupies the White House, a fully staffed, 132-room structure that combines personal living quarters and an office complex. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the Executive Mansion sits on an immaculate eighteen-acre estate, which is maintained by the National Park Service. The American Association of Museums has recognized the White House as a museum of American history and culture. Within its walls are thousands of beautiful items of furniture, art, china, and antiques, many of which are invaluable. Should the president or first lady not like the paintings on the walls, the National Gallery of ...

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