Can you really consider yourself a true American if you don’t know anything about the White House? Well, we’re more than sure you know the basics, but what about all of the secrets that the White House harbors? That’s right, there’s a ton of information out there about the 200-year-old house that isn’t quite so mainstream. You’ll be shocked when you find out some secrets that some of our previous presidents didn’t even know! 

15. Renamed 

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Did you know that the “White House” wasn’t the original name of the presidential residence? People only began to refer it to the White House after President Theodore Roosevelt adopted the name. Before then, the house was referred to as the “President’s Palace” and the “Executive Mansion”.

Next, did you know that the White House actually has a secret mini-mall hidden in the basement?

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