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Theodore Roosevelt Family (1903)

Library of Congress

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States, as well as their families. Children of presidents are often referred to as "first kids." These children have the opportunity to live in the White House, travel the world, and meet famous people. First kids are challenged by growing up in the public eye and are constantly surrounded by Secret Service agents. Even with this unusual lifestyle, White House history is full of stories of first kids just being kids. These children go to school, spend time with their parents, care for pets, and find ways to have fun. Learn what it has been like to grow up at different moments in White House history through the experiences of several first kids.