Inauguration Slideshow: Behind The Scenes At The White House

The site for the White House was selected in 1791 by President George Washington. In 1800, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the house. The British set fire to the House in 1814 during the War of 1812. President James Monroe moved into the building in 1817. The White House was officially given its name in 1901 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It was majorly renovated in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt. There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors and 147 windows in the White House. The White House also has 6 levels, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and 3 elevators. To paint its outside surface, the White House requires 570 gallons of paint. (Courtesy: www.whitehouse.gov)
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As President Obama is sworn in to his second term in office we take a behind the scenes look at the The White House, the iconic symbol of the American presidency.

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The site for the White House was selected in 1791 by President George Washington. In 1800, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the house. The British set fire to the House in 1814 during the War of 1812.