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Plan a Sleepover Fit for a King

President and Mrs. Roosevelt loved to be surrounded by family and friends and nearly always had house guests. In 1939, the Roosevelts invited the King and Queen of England to be overnight guests at their home in Hyde Park, and FDR and the King stayed up late into the night talking about shared interests and world affairs.

Why not plan a sleepover fit for a King?
Ask your parents if you can invite a friend or two over to spend the night.

  • Who would you invite (it doesn’t have to be as fancy as the King and Queen of England)?
  • What would you do – watch movies, play video games, tell scary stories?
  • What special snacks would you serve?
  • What would you and your friends talk about?
  • How late would you stay up? 

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During World War II, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill would sometimes spend weeks at a time living with the Roosevelts in the White House while discussing plans and war strategy with FDR.

What is the most famous guest room in the White House called?  

  1. The America Room
  2. The Peaceful Patriot Room
  3. The Lincoln Bedroom
  4. The Washington Slept Here Room

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