The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the
President of the United ... Eight years later, President William Howard Taft
expanded the West Wing and created the first Ova...
Construction on the President's House began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., ...
enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the ...
The Federal City, as it was first known, would need buildings for the national
government, and Congress allowed 10 years for them to be built. Secretary of
Jul 26, 2016 ... Claim: The White House was built using slave labor. ... one which went almost
completely unnoticed and unrecorded for many years.
Find out more about the history of White House, including videos, interesting
articles, ... The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1792, and over the next eight
years a ... Built at a cost of $232,372, the two-story house was not quite
Jun 4, 2016 ... First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by ... to
eliminate the slave trade to American shores in twenty years' time.
Jul 26, 2016 ... The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaves ... to provide the labor, often
renting workers from their masters for year-long periods of time.
History of the White House and Washington, D.C. from 1792 to today. ... About
two hundred years ago, when the United States was a brand-new ... Washington,
D.C., is one of the only cities in the world that was designed before it was built.
Jul 28, 2016 ... (Nor was the White House the only D.C. landmark built by slaves: in 2012, ... That
same year, Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, which ...