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...
However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African
Americans—both enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the ...
After eight years of construction, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail,
moved into the unfinished house in 1800. During the War of 1812, the British set
Jul 26, 2016 ... Claim: The White House was built using slave labor. ... one which went almost
completely unnoticed and unrecorded for many years.
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 26, 2016 ... While the White House Historical Association reports that the D.C. ... often renting
workers from their masters for year-long periods of time.
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 ...
Jul 26, 2016 ... #BillOreilly says slaves who built #WhiteHouse were well fed & had decent ... It
took 10 years, and you can be pretty sure that given the work ...
First, the White House was not built solely — or even primarily — by slaves. ...
sought to eliminate the slave trade to American shores in twenty years' time.
Jul 26, 2016 ... Fact-checking whether slaves did indeed build the White House. ... Fact-
Checking First Lady Michelle Obama's Saying White House 'Was Built by Slaves'
... interest over the years, and the White House Historical Association ...