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"From Dallas": Douglas Brinkley, Cronkite (New York: HarperCollins, 2012), 276

L. Johnson swearing in: Robert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), 327-336

Jefferson inaugural (1801): Samuel Clagett Busey, "The Centennial of the First Inauguration of a President at the Permanent Seat of the Government," Records of the Columbia Historical Society 5 (1902), 98-103

First inaugural parade: Glenn D. Kittler, Hail to the Chief! The Inauguration Days of Our Presidents (Philadelphia, Pa.: Chilton Books, 1965), 24

First inaugural ball: Margaret Bayard Smith, in Gaillard Hunt, ed., The First Forty Years of Washington Society (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906), 60-63

"Let the word go forth": Theodore C. Sorenson, ed., Let The Word Go Forth: The Speeches, Statements, and Writings of John F. Kennedy (New York: Delacorte Press, 1988), 12

William Henry Harrison death and funeral: Gail Collins, William Henry Harrison (New York: Times Books, 2012), 123-124; "Arrangements for the Interment of the Late President," Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), April 7, 1841; "The Funeral," Madisonian for the Country (Washington, D.C.), April 9, 1841; "Correspondence of the Atlas," Daily Atlas (Boston, Mass.), June 30, 1841

Zachary Taylor death and funeral: K. Jack Bauer, Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985), 314-319

Lincoln funeral: John Carroll Power, Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege (Chicago: H.W. Rokker, Publisher, 1889), 107-110, 113-115, 120-128

"My God, what was that!": Candice Millard, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President (New York: Doubleday, 2011), 131-132

Garfield death and funeral: Millard, Destiny of the Republic, 228-229, 233, 234

McKinley death and funeral: Marshall Everett, Complete Life of William McKinley and Story of His Assassination (Historical Press, 1901), 349-358, 366-372

Harding death and funeral: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 2, 106-110

White House World War II security: Steven M. Gillon, Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War (New York: Basic Books, 2011), 101-104

Graham Jackson: "FDR Mourner," Life 30 (May 28, 1951), 123

FDR funeral: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 2, 248-249

Eleanor Roosevelt departure: Henrietta Nesbitt, White House Diary (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1948), 312-313

Kennedy funeral: Jim Leeke, Long Shadows: The Farewell to JFK (Alexandria, Va.: Attic Window Publishing, 2008), passim; Robert Knuckle, Black Jack: America's Famous Riderless Horse (Burnstown, Ontario, Canada: General Store Publishing House, 2003), 1-17

Dolley Madison rescue of "Lansdowne Portrait": Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 130-131

McKinley war room: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 1, 604-606

Sheep on South Lawn: "Sheep to Graze at White House: Mr. Wilson to Have Flock on the Lawns Soon," Washington Post, April 30, 1918, 2

World War I bond meetings: "Surge to Buy Bonds: D.C. Residents Pledge More Than $3,000,000 to Third Loan; Movie Stars Big Attraction," Washington Post, April 7, 1918, 8

World War II Map Room: Seale, The President's House, Vol. 2, 236-238

Christmas tree lighting (1941): Jon Meacham, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship (New York: Random House, 2003), 147-148

White House Victory Garden: "Diana Hopkins Garden Small But Exclusive," San Diego Union, May 11, 1943; "Diana to Raise Garden," Morning Star (Rockford, Ill.), March 23, 1943; "President Lauds Proposal to Scrap Rubber Auto Mats: Executive Reveals Some Floor Coverings of White House Cars Have Gone into Heap," Baltimore Sun, June 17, 1942; "Setting the Record Straight," in Marian Burros, "A Provocative Kitchen Garden," Flavor magazine (Sperryville, Va.), August/September 2009; "Weeds Also Plague White House Garden," Omaha World Herald, May 12, 1943

"A full acceptance": Richard F. Haynes, The Awesome Power: Harry S. Truman as Commander in Chief (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1973), 62

"I have very serious news": David McCullough, Truman (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992), 775

Blair House meeting: Thomas Preston, The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Affairs (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001), 48-50

Vietnam partial bombing halt: Andrew J. Polsky, Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2012), 247

Gulf conflict (1990-91): Majid Khadduri and Edmund Ghareeb, War in the Gulf, 1990-91: The Iraq-Kuwait Conflict and Its Implications (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1997), 3, 170

W. Wilson stroke and disability: John Milton Cooper, Woodrow Wilson: A Biography (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009), 532-537

Cuban Missile Crisis: Howard Jones, Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1945 (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009), 115-122

White House taping system: Fred Emery, Watergate (New York: Times Books/Random House, Inc., 1994), 34-36

White House on 9/11: Laura Bush, Spoken from the Heart (New York: Scribner, 2010), 200-206

"I'm supremely confident": David Abel, Travis Andersen and Martin Finucane, "3 killed, at least 144 injured in Boston Marathon blasts," Boston Globe, April 15, 2013

Lafayette Park background: Ernest B. Furgurson, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), 112. Much of the historical background presented about Lafayette Park is adapted from a web presentation developed on the history of first amendment activities in Lafayette Park: "President's Park / Citizen's Soapbox: A History of Protest at the White House." Ten seniors at the School Without Walls, a Washington, D.C. public school, researched and wrote the content for the website with the assistance of educators and web designers under the direction of John Riley and with the cooperation and review of the National Park Service. The White House Historical received a $10,000 Save Our History grant from The History Channel to create this website program and audio tour with a local high school.

National Women's Party in Lafayette Park: "Picket Line of 3,000: Suffragists to Increase Squads at White House," Washington Post, January 11, 1917; "Crowds Use Eggs and Tomatoes on Militant Headquarters," Washington Post, August 15, 1917

Selma civil rights sit-in and support: "Sit-In in White House Ended; Group Booked," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), March 12, 1965; "Rights Pleas Continue in Nation," Seattle Times, March 15, 1965

L. Johnson and Voting Rights Speech / Act: Robert Dallek, Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), 218-220

Lafayette Park silent vigil (January 1966): "Cleric Students to End Viet Vigil," Boston Herald, January 30, 1966

May Day protest (1971): Lucy G. Barber, "The 'Spring Offensive' of 1971: Radicals and Marches on Washington," in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), 179-219

"One of the things": White House Historical Association, "President's Park / Citizen's Soapbox: A History of Protest at the White House"

Hallenback peace vigil: Colman McCarthy, "From Lafayette Square Lookout, He Made His War Protest Permanent," Washington Post, February 8, 2009

March for Women's Lives: Elizabeth Gail Currans, "Performing Gender, Enacting Community: Women, Whiteness and Belief in Contemporary Public Demonstrations," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Religious Studies and Feminist Studies Program, 2007, 282-290

Pennsylvania Avenue closed to vehicular traffic: Stephen C. Fehr and Ann Devroy, "Security Fears Spur Pennsylvania Ave. Closing," Washington Post, May 20, 1995

Pedestrian-friendly civic space: Manny Fernandez, "America's Main Street Revisited; Pennsylvania Ave. Reopened to Pedestrians," Washington Post, November 10, 2004

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