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2. Who gave the White House its official name?

At different points in its history, the White House has been known as the “Executive Mansion,” the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s Castle,” and the particularly creative “President’s House.” But it was Theodore Roosevelt who finally tried “White House” on for size in 1901. It stuck.

At different points in its history, the White House has been known as the “Executive Mansion,” the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s Castle,” and the particularly creative “President’s House.” But it was Theodore Roosevelt who finally tried “White House” on for size in 1901. It stuck.

At different points in its history, the White House has been known as the “Executive Mansion,” the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s Castle,” and the particularly creative “President’s House.” But it was Theodore Roosevelt who finally tried “White House” on for size in 1901. It stuck.

At different points in its history, the White House has been known as the “Executive Mansion,” the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s Castle,” and the particularly creative “President’s House.” But it was Theodore Roosevelt who finally tried “White House” on for size in 1901. It stuck.

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George Washington

 

James Buchanan

 

Abraham Lincoln

 

Theodore Roosevelt

 
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