The White House—initially known as the President's House and the Executive Mansion—took about eight years to build. Its cornerstone was laid in 1792. John Adams, the first President to live in the White House, moved-into the unfinished home in 1800 with his wife, Abigail.
For other U.S. Presidential stories—with a focus on inaugural addresses, political philosophy, related stories and video clips—see:
Air Force One - Inside
Air Force One - Outside
Thomas Jefferson - Indictment of Slavery in the Declaration of Independence
John Adams - Speech in Favor of Independence
George Washington - Video Bio - February 22, 1732 (Birthdate)
Did Slaves Build the White House?
Thomas Jefferson - A Biography
John Quincy Adams - Supported the Amistad Captives
Andrew Jackson - Highlights of His Presidency
Abraham Lincoln - Video Bio - February 12, 1809 (Birthdate)
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson - Impeachment Trial
Assassination of President Garfield
Assassination of President McKinley
Theodore R. Roosevelt, Jr.
Theodore Roosevelt - Audio Recording (August 6, 1912)
Woodrow Wilson - President When Women Granted Right to Vote
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - First Inaugural Video - March 4, 1933
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - First Inaugural - Clip of "Fear Itself"
FDR - Declaration of War - "Day in Infamy" Speech
FDR - Unexpected Death - April 12, 1945 - Newsreel Coverage
Harry Truman Inaugural - January 20, 1949
Dwight Eisenhower Inaugural - January 20, 1953
Kennedy-Nixon Televised Debate - September 26, 1960
John F. Kennedy Inaugural - January 20, 1961
Assassination of President Kennedy
Lyndon Baines Johnson Inaugural - January 20, 1965
Richard M. Nixon Inaugural - January 20, 1969
Richard Nixon - "I am not a crook" - November 17, 1973
Richard Nixon - June 23, 1972 Tape - "The smoking gun"
Richard Nixon - The Watergate Scandal
Richard Nixon - Apologizes to American People for Watergate
Jimmy Carter - Inaugural Address
Ronald Reagan Inaugural - January 20, 1981
George H.W. Bush Inaugural - January 20, 1989
William J. Clinton First Inaugural - January 20, 1993
George W. Bush Inaugural - January 20, 2001
Barack H. Obama Inaugural - January 20, 2009
Eisenhower - Charge to the Invasion Forces
Political Cartoons of U.S. Presidents - Herb Block
Presidential Election Posters - 19th Century
"The People" Disapprove - Political Cartoons of Voted-out Presidents
Running for the Presidency - American Politics
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