Franklin D. Roosevelt called the White House a “house owned by all the American people.” Its first cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1792. John Adams moved in eight years later, even though it wasn’t quite finished. The phrase “White House” is frequently used to refer to the President who lives and works there, and not the building itself. Today’s tour includes a look at both the building and the men and women who have served there.
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