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Did you know? The White House was the biggest house in the United States until the Civil War.

Did you know? William Henry Harrison served the shortest term of any President. He served thirty-two days, from March 4 to April 4, 1841. He fell ill with pneumonia shortly after his Inauguration and never recovered.


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The History of the White House

Choosing a City

Constructing a Home for the President

The President's House

A Tour of the President's House

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