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View Poll Results: Who was the first President of the United States to live in the white house?
George Washington 0 0%
Thomas Jefferson 1 25.00%
John Adams 3 75.00%
Trick Question - The first occupant was prez of the continental congress and not POTUS 0 0%
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By now you know the drill. Without researching it, who was the first president to live in the white house?
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Hmmm...tough one for a Canadian.

I know Dolly Madison was saving stuff in the White House when our guys were burning it down during the war of 1812, so James Madison, or somebody before him. He's what 3rd, or fourth? Let's say fourth. So I've got it narrowed down to 4.

No wait. They burned it down, so which White House? OK, I've got it down to 5.
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No wait. They burned it down, so which White House? OK, I've got it down to 5.
That's a good question.

The first one in Washington (before it was burned), not the presidents home in Philadelphia before the capital was moved to D.C.

It's building was commissioned by George Washington.

For a Canadian you are doing pretty well with these. You should just move here and become a citizen.
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That's a good question.

The first one in Washington (before it was burned), not the presidents home in Philadelphia before the capital was moved to D.C.

It's building was commissioned by George Washington.

For a Canadian you are doing pretty well with these. You should just move here and become a citizen.
Good idea. I'm waiting for the Amnesty deal to go through, then I'm going to just drive down there, and sign up.
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Good idea. I'm waiting for the Amnesty deal to go through, then I'm going to just drive down there, and sign up.
Excellent. Well, don't forget your passport... or is it only Americans that need them to visit Canada now?
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No wait. They burned it down, so which White House? OK, I've got it down to 5.
Good point.

Also, few people know that the White House today, was essentially built during the Truman Administration. So I guess that there have been three.

http://www.bremenbaseball.com/whm/im...1950-shell.jpg

Truman Reconstruction - White House Museum
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The correct answer is John Adams.
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