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The Whitehouse, located in Washington, D.C., is the home of the United States president.

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The Whitehouse is the home of the United States president. It has been the home for every U.S. president, except George Washington.

Construction was started on October 13, 1792, on a site selected by George Washington. The house was not completed until 1800, when President John Adams moved in.

The original home was burned by the British in 1814, during the War of 1812. The house was rebuilt and painted white to cover its fire-blackened walls. This is how it got the name the Whitehouse.

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