The 55,000-square-foot White House sits on 18 acres of land that requires a full-time staff of 13 people to maintain and has been known by other names during its existence, including the Executive Mansion, the President'... More »

Some history facts about the White House include that there are 132 rooms in the White House, that the first president to be photographed in the White House was President John Tyler and that historically the Blue Room wa... More »

During the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 al-Qaeda militants hijacked four airplanes and conducted suicide attacks against high-profile American targets. Two planes crashed into the twin towers of World Trade City in ... More »

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Some history facts about the White House include that there are 132 rooms in the White House, that the first president to be photographed in the White House was President John Tyler and that historically the Blue Room wa... More »

The White House was first made white because a lime-based whitewash was used in 1798 when its walls were completed. The whitewash helped to protect the porous stone of the White House from freezing. More »

Those interested in contacting the White House may do so by phone, through a letter or by submitting comments through the White House website. The website provides instructions on each method of contact. More »

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The cornerstone of the White House was laid on Oct. 13, 1792. The first president of the United States to occupy the White House was John Adams, who moved into the uncompleted structure in 1800. More »