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Started: 1792
Completed: 1801

White House - Wikipedia


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...

Q&A: Did slaves build the White House? - White House Historical ...


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 ...

Building the White House - White House Historical Association


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 State ...

Was the White House Built by Slaves? : snopes.com


Jul 26, 2016 ... Claim: The White House was built using slave labor. ... one which went almost completely unnoticed and unrecorded for many years.

White House - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


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 completed ...

Michelle Obama Claims the White House Was 'Built by Slaves'… But ...


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.

The White House Was, in Fact, Built by Slaves | Smart News ...


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 | Scholastic


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.

Slaves at the White House Did More Than Just Build It | 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 ...