It is always interesting and informative to visit the capital of any country or state. After all, the capital is where the government is, so it tends to have many fascinating buildings involved in the political process, as well as many landmarks and museums that commemorate the history of the country. Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America, is a must-see for both citizens and for visitors to the country. If you go to D.C., one building you’re definitely going to want to view is the White House, the residence of the President. For a souvenir of your visit, you can purchase our acrylic fridge magnet which depicts the White House and its front lawn in dazzling detail.
An Incredible History
The White House is nearly as old as the country of the U.S. George Washington is the only president who did not live in the White House, as it was not constructed until after his presidency; from the second president onward, the leader of the United States has always lived in the White House. That means that many of the most important decisions and discussions in the history of the country- and even some that count as important in the history of the modern world- have been made within its walls. There are few buildings that can claim to have been home to as many important meetings as the White House.
Home to the Leader of the Free World
The White House would be incredible as a merely historic building, but it is still in continuing use as the residence and office of the President, making it even more important. America may have more competition than it once did for the title ‘Leader of the Free World’, but it is still a major power, and that means its head of state is as well.