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Blair House

Blair House, situated at 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue, has served as the president’s official guest residence since the United States government purchased it in 1942. It was acquired to accommodate the president’s guests and has its own rich history.

History of State Dinners at the White House

State Dinners at the White House have been a tradition for more than a hundred years and are examples of goodwill and influence between the United States and other nations.

Inaugurations and the White House

Four key features are associated with a presidential inauguration: the oath of office administered to the president at the Capitol, the inaugural address, the inaugural parade, and the inaugural ball. Only the oath of office is required in Article II, section I of the United States Constitution, with the words: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully