Corey the Whitehouse


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Corey the Whitehouse

  1. 2. When did they start building the White House and when did they finish building it? <ul><li>It was built between Oct. 13, 1792 – </li></ul><ul><li>Nov. 1, 1800 and took them 8 years </li></ul><ul><li>to build the White House </li></ul>
  2. 3. Why was the White House built? <ul><li>Washington D.C.’s city planner and architect, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, needed a presidential house for the new country and new capital. To find the architect, a contest was held in which nine submissions were entered. George Washington chose the winning design. </li></ul><ul><li>James Hoban won the contest that enabled him to become the architect for the White House. Being an Irish immigrant, he was influenced by architecture that he had known in his home country of Ireland. He fashioned the White House after the Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland, that now houses the Irish Parliament. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Who designed the White House? <ul><li>Irish born James Hoban designed the White House </li></ul>
  4. 5. How much did it cost to build The White House? <ul><li>It cost $232,371.83 to build (1792-1800) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Do they keep the original declaration of independence in the white house, if they do is it heavily guarded? <ul><li>No they don’t keep it in the White House but they keep it in the National Archives Building in Washington D.C </li></ul>
  6. 7. What is the material that they used to build it and why did they use that material? <ul><li>The material that they used was white painted Aquia sandstone </li></ul>
  7. 8. Why is the white house located where it is? <ul><li>It doesn’t say why is the white house located where it is. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Do they keep the original American flag in the white house, if they do is it heavily guarded? <ul><li>Nobody knows where the first one is but few flags have survived from that time </li></ul>
  9. 10. Are there a lot of bodyguards at the white house and why is there that much? <ul><li>Yes, there is but I don’t know why there is so much. </li></ul>
  10. 11. What is the white house called in 5 different languages <ul><li>French- maison Blanche </li></ul><ul><li>German- weiße Haus </li></ul><ul><li>Italian- casa bianca </li></ul><ul><li>Irish- teach bán </li></ul><ul><li>Russian- белый дом </li></ul>
  11. 12. What is your buildings function? <ul><li>Its function is to home the president </li></ul>
  12. 13. How was it constructed? <ul><li>African-Americans, both free and slave, helped build thee White House and the Capitol building in Washington D.C </li></ul>
  13. 14. What affect does it have on the local community? <ul><li>It has no affect to the local community because there are only government buildings and company's around it. </li></ul>
  14. 15. How does the form of the building impaction on its function? <ul><li>It doesn’t impact on its function. </li></ul>
  15. 16. THE END <ul><li>By Corey </li></ul>