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THE LINCOLN'S SPENT THEIR SUMMERS AT
THE "SECOND WHITE HOUSE." Click here
to find out about it.
The Old Soldiers'
Home located on a hill northeast of Washington D.C., about three miles
from the city Victorian style home is now being restored as a memorial
to the 16th President by the U.S. government. The Lincoln family
would use this as their summer retreat.
about the residences of the Lincoln Family
What did the Lincolns gain when moving into the White House-- Mary and
here for the answer.
President Lincoln came from Springfield, Illinois, and was used to very
common and simple living. At the White House he would be
compelled by special customs to do many important things in his new
home (the White House).
What were some of these new things he
"did not" enjoy? Click
Mary, especially, suffered over many deaths while in the White
House. She had to go on leading the social life that the First
Lady was expected, while handling much grief.
Who died and what
relation were them to Mary and Abraham? click
Brook's summary (close to the Lincoln's and a journalist in 1863 wrote
about the White House) the building is described in detail.
Answer these questions about his article: click
here for the article.
What statue was front in a small park? Click
here for an answer
entrance into the White House controlled by guards or security?
Click here to find out.
the final paragraph Brooks describes what Washington D.C. was like when
the Lincolns moved in. What group was "thick" or infested within
the capitol to make it a very dangerous place for the President and his
here: When the Lincolns moved into the White House
(1861) a grand reception was held. How many people
attended? What happened to their hats and coats?
the 3rd paragraph, Click
here, we can hear about just "who" entered the White House on
normal working days. Many wanted jobs, political favors, and were
relatives or old friends of the President. Did anyone just walk
in for "no reason," and what did the President think about these?
William Stoddard, (Click
Here) one of Lincoln's secretaries mentioned in his remembrances
that Lincoln realized he was the "revolutionary dictator" of the United
States. What do you think this means?
How did President Lincoln treat women and children?
(Click for the last
the President and his family move out to the Old Soldier's?
did the President like to spend his free time?
you were to go into the office of President Lincoln at the White House,
how do you think he would greet you? Click
Using the Interactive Maps (Click
Here) make up a description of the White House, including the three
levels (basement, first floor, second floor). In your
description of each, tell about who would be where, and the purpose
for each room.)