Virginia Virginia is renowned as the "Mother of Presidents," as eight presidents were born there. Virginia was home to four of the first five presidents. This exhibit will look at these men's lives and the areas where they resided. It will also examine how each president affected issues such as slavery, civil rights, and women's rights.
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., is the only city in America that has served as its own county since 1790. It is therefore no surprise that all but two of the presidents have called Washington, D.C., home. The current president, Donald Trump, recently announced that he will be moving his official residence to Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
The White House The White House is a house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It is the official residence of the President of the United States. The building was designed by Irish-American architect James Hoban and built from 1814 to 1828 for $25,000 (about $724,000 in today's dollars). It replaced what was then the nation's capital as a temporary home for the president.
It is a three-story, Greek Revival style structure with white marble from Carrara, Italy.
The state of Virginia is recognized as the "mother of presidents." Virginia gave birth to eight US presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Tyler. Woodrow Wilson, Zachary Taylor, and William Henry Harrison. The majority of their Virginia properties may still be visited today.
Ohio is known as the "Mother of Modern Presidents" or "Mother of Presidents." Ohio gave birth to seven United States presidents.
The Old Dominion gave birth to eight future US presidents, more than any other state, albeit some had a far deeper tie than others. Each of the eight presidents has at least one remaining Virginia house with which they are strongly identified. In addition, seven of the eight presidents were born in Virginia.
Virginia was an independent colony until 1776 when it joined the United States. It became the 12th state to do so in 1788. Today, Virginia is known for its government, education, and economy based in Richmond.
George Washington was the first president of American born into slavery. He inherited his family's plantation called "Mount Vernon" from his father-in-law, Lord Fairfax. He served as commander in chief from 1789 to 1797 and led the country through its founding years. After retiring from public life, he returned to Mount Vernon in 1799.
William Henry Harrison was the ninth president and died after only thirty-one days in office. He is most famous for being the first president to die in office. His death caused President John Tyler to become acting president. Thomas Jefferson became the third president after winning the 1808 election against James Madison.
Jefferson also served as president for four years after Washington retired. Andrew Jackson became the tenth president after defeating TJ in the 1828 presidential election. Jackson was elected again in 1832 and 1840.