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American Government
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The White House Staff

American Government
American Government

The White House Staff
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.55

     challenging words:    doorman, dumbwaiter, agenda, presidential, confidential, mansion, coordinates, housecleaning, maintain, waiter, caption, opening, remain, budget, official, circular
     content words:    Chief Usher Gary Walters, President Clinton, White House, First Family, Chief Usher, Secret Service, National Park Service, President Jefferson, Green Room, Red Room

The White House Staff
By Sharon Fabian

1     Caption: Chief Usher Gary Walters discusses the day's agenda with President Clinton.
2     The White House is a big house. It is a mansion with one hundred thirty-two rooms. It is a home for the First Family, an office for the president and his large staff, a space to hold large events, and a museum. About 6,000 tourists visit it every day. It is also a symbol of our country.
3     It takes a lot of people to keep the White House the special place that it is. Hundreds, in fact.
4     There are housekeepers, chefs, carpenters, plumbers, florists, calligraphers, pastry chefs, and electricians. Those are just a few of the occupations of the people whose job it is to keep the White House in order.
5     The person with the most important job on the household staff is the Chief Usher. The Chief Usher is the head of the household staff. His many responsibilities include working on the household budget and supervising the rest of the staff. The Chief Usher also coordinates with many other agencies who keep the president's day running smoothly, such as the Secret Service and the National Park Service. He coordinates official ceremonies at the White House as well as activities for the First Family.

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