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12 Things About The White House You Probably Didn’t Know

Things you never knew about the white house: The White House has long been one of the most popular buildings in the United States. Yes, it’s where the president lives, but there are also many rooms on the property that are used to hold important meetings that could determine the future of the country. The White House is also home to a number of Galas and Award dinners celebrating the accomplishments and milestones of both government officials and everyday people.


The White House has a reputation for being especially elegant and sophisticated, which is why many people are fascinated with finding out more about how the president and his family spend their leisure time. The people who are commissioned to decorate the White House have a pretty serious job to do, and can keep this professional accomplish on their resume permanently. The meals prepared at the White House also get a lot of attention, so the person who is selected to cook for the First Family pretty much deserves to have lifetime bragging rights. There are also a number of people who have developed conspiracies about the White House, asserting that there are secret chambers and rooms on the property that serve as the meeting place for shady business dealings.

Whether you see the White House as a large mansion for the president, or the seat of our nation’s government, there are likely some things about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that would come as a shock to you.

12. It Got Its Name From Theodore Roosevelt



Theodore Roosevelt was the president who was responsible for overseeing the construction of the White House. There are several ideas floating around for the name of the presidential home, but Roosevelt came up with the name “White House,” and it stuck. Other ideas included “President’s Palace” and “President’s Mansion.” Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, and held the title from 1901 until 1909. He also has the distinction of being called one of the greatest presidents the country has ever had. His face, along with the images of Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington, is also part of Mt. Rushmore.



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