Has every president lived in the White House?

John Riley, Director of Education at the White House Historical Association in Washington D.C., describes the history of the White House and explains that every president except George Washington has lived in the White House.

Only one president hasn't live in the White House and that is George Washington. Everyone since John Adam moved in the 1800s has lived in the White House. But there were sometimes that presidents have to move out from the White House temperately. The White House was burned by British in 1814 so James Madison had to move out. Theodore Roosevelt’s family had to move out because there were so many projects of the East and West wings construction. In Harry Truman's administration, he had to leave for several years because the White House is 50 years old and needed some remodeling.


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