Part IV of Our White House, “One Lamp Lights Another,” spans the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. Commencing with the story of President Grover Cleveland’s unique White House wedding, this chapter also explores the origins of the White House press corps, celebrates the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt, and describes the White House musical talents and preferences of President William Taft and his wife, First Lady Helen Herron Taft.

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The table of contents for Part IV of Our White House is listed below. To the right of each article or illustration title, in the “Read More” column, are links to relevant, supplemental content on this website to help you expand the educational potential of the book’s contents.

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Illustration by Nancy Carpenter
Mrs. Cleveland, White House Bride
by Jennifer Armstrong
Seven from Ohio (For Some Reason)
written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt
The Eyes and Ears of the Public
by Katherine Paterson
illustrated by Andréa Wesson
also by Katherine Paterson: The Eloquence of 'Silent Cal'
Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to His Children
by Leonard S. Marcus
illustration by Chris Van Dusen
Storming Down the Stairs
by Albert Marrin
Executive Order for Nature
by Jean Craighead George
Presidential Fact Files: Theodore Roosevelt
illustration by David Slonim
Presidential Fact Files: Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft: President, 1909-1913
by Virginia Euwer Wolff
illustrated by Kevin Hawkes