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Background
City Beautiful: The 1907 Plan for
Washington D.C.
Council of the District of Columbia
Explore Washington D.C: Gateway to
America's Capital
Government and the People
'Map of Washington
National Mall and Memorial Parks
(National Park Service)
The US. Capitol (Architect of the
Capitol)
Washington D.c. (The Columbia
Encyclopedia)
Washington, (The American
USA)
Experience)
ington D.G. A National Register of istoric Places Travel Itinerary,
Washington: The Nation's Capital: istorical Timeline CD Welcome to the DC Chamber of
Commerce
Statistics
Facts and Figures: Nation's of
Washington, D.C, as Nation's Capital
(US. Census Bureau) CD
District of Columbia Quick Facts (U.S.
Census Bureau)
New York City was the first capital of the United States once the Constitution was ratified.
George Washington took the
'oath of office to become the first
President of the United States from the balcony of the old City
Hall.
One of the issues the President
had to deal with was a permanent location for the country's seat of government. As part of a compromise, it was decided that the
Capital would move to Philadelphia, Pennsyivania in 1791 for ten years and then to a suitable permanent location on the Potomac
River. Washington chose an area that included land from the states of Maryland and Virginia. At this time the area was primarily farm and marsh lands. Congress was scheduled to meet in the new capital on the first Monday in December 1800.
Pierre Charles LEnfant was hired to design the "Federal City." On
June 11, 1800, the capital of the United States had a permanent home in Washington, DC
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About the USA > Travel & Geography > The States & Territories >
Washington D.C.

Msalon Garmany 'About the USA I Sitemap I Search I Deutsch U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany U.S. Government > The Nation's Capital Introduction I The Constitution I The Executive Branch The Legislative Branch I The Judicial Branch I State Government I Local Government Political Parties I Elections I The Nation's Capital I The Flag I The National Anthem The Great Seal I The Pledge of Allegiance What kind of information materials are available? District of Columbia Background City Beautiful: The 1907 Plan for Washington D.C. Council of the District of Columbia Explore Washington D.C: Gateway to America's Capital Government and the People 'Map of Washington National Mall and Memorial Parks (National Park Service) The US. Capitol (Architect of the Capitol) Washington D.c. (The Columbia Encyclopedia) Washington, (The American USA) Experience) ington D.G. A National Register of istoric Places Travel Itinerary, Washington: The Nation's Capital: istorical Timeline CD Welcome to the DC Chamber of Commerce Statistics Facts and Figures: Nation's of Washington, D.C, as Nation's Capital (US. Census Bureau) CD District of Columbia Quick Facts (U.S. Census Bureau) New York City was the first capital of the United States once the Constitution was ratified. George Washington took the 'oath of office to become the first President of the United States from the balcony of the old City Hall. One of the issues the President had to deal with was a permanent location for the country's seat of government. As part of a compromise, it was decided that the Capital would move to Philadelphia, Pennsyivania in 1791 for ten years and then to a suitable permanent location on the Potomac River. Washington chose an area that included land from the states of Maryland and Virginia. At this time the area was primarily farm and marsh lands. Congress was scheduled to meet in the new capital on the first Monday in December 1800. Pierre Charles LEnfant was hired to design the "Federal City." On June 11, 1800, the capital of the United States had a permanent home in Washington, DC See also: About the USA > Travel & Geography > The States & Territories > Washington D.C.