A return to DC for this Top 200 Photo
photo #13 is:
This is another photo that’s featured in the blog’s header. In case you don’t know, this is The White House, the mansion where the President of the United States of America lives. As I was thinking about what to write for this photo, I noticed the title, “My first daylight pictures of the Whitehouse 2″. I meant it was the second photo I’d taken of The White House in daylight. But the alternative reading, that this is the sequel is also correct. The original White House was set on first by the British in the War of 1812, a side conflict of an early World War.
The USA declared war on Britain because they were being sore losers after losing the American Revolutionary War. They were encouraging Native Americans to attack US Citizens, imposing trade barriers, and forcing captured Americans to serve in the British Navy. Since they were involved in a World War with France – The Napoleonic Wars. The war ended in a stalemate. Although Andrew Jackson emerges a war hero and that helps his later bid for the presidency.
Every President other than George Washington has resided in The White House. While researching on Wikipedia I found out that the property is owned by the National Park Service. Also, according to Wikipedia, it cost $2.8 million in 2007 dollars to construct.