The sixth chapter of Our White House, “Part VI. The People’s House,” examines the presidents and events of the 1960s, beginning with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and concluding with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Varying perspectives provide insight into the Kennedy administration, including the campaign trail encounter of rocket scientist Homer Hickam, personal observations from the White House physician, and the story of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s relationship with renowned Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans. Also in Part VI, you can read presidential daughter Lynda Johnson Robb’s thoughts on her room in the White House and savor Steven Kellogg’s story and illustration of presidential pets. The words of President Nixon, including his letter of resignation and his final remarks to the White House staff, close the chapter.

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The table of contents for Part VI 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.

Table of ContentsRead More
Illustration by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
The Kennedy White House
by Barbara Harrison
The White House, the Moon, and a Coal Miner’s Son
by Homer Hickam
illustrated by Joe Cepeda
A White House Physician
by James Young, M.D.
A White Mouse in the White House
by Anita Silvey
Escape Map
by Mark London Williams
Presidential Fact Files: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The Presidential Pet
written and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
My Room
by Lynda Johnson Robb
illustrated by Jane Dyer
White House Souvenir
by Polly Horvath
illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Robert F. Kennedy’s Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Presidential Fact Files: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
illustration by Chris Raschka
illustration by Tony Auth
President Richard M. Nixon’s Final Remarks to the White House Staff