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Presidents of the United States
Can Children Live in the White House?

Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States


Can Children Live in the White House?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    misery, splendid, guinea, nursery, caption, bowling, pets, palace, skated, pony, trapped, prison, kids, cannon, daughter, able
     content words:    John Kennedy, White House, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Ulysses S., Lyndon B., Tad Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, White House Gang

Other Languages
     Spanish: żLos niños pueden vivir en la Casa Blanca?


Can Children Live in the White House?
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Caption: Mrs. Kennedy riding with her children, Caroline and John Kennedy, Jr.
 
2     Can children live in the White House? Yes, they can. At least that's true if you are the child of the president. Does that sound like a dream come true? It could be. It could also make a person feel a little trapped. It all depends.
 
3     Life in the White House might seem like the perfect life. There would be many special things. Why did Thomas Jefferson call it "a splendid misery" then? That's strange since splendid means something good, but misery does not.
 
4     The White House has two important purposes. It has an office where the president works. It's also his home and the home for his family. People watch much of the family's life. Sometimes that's fun. Sometimes that's too much watching.
 
5     Weddings are a time for friends and families to celebrate. Many children of presidents have been married at the White House. The daughter of James Monroe was the first one in 1820. The daughters of Ulysses S. Grant and Lyndon B. Johnson were married there, too. What a special place to hold a wedding!

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