Washington D.C.

One of the most iconic cities in the United States has to be Washington D.C. Not because of the name or the location, but for how long it’s been in our country. The famous buildings in this capitol city are another reason why it is so famous. But before it was established, the Government at the time was meeting in 2 different cities. New York, which was where the federal hall was located, and Philadelphia where the Congress Hall was. Soon in 1789 Congress signed the Residence act to establish a site for the future capitol. Along with the site, the Legislature of Maryland ceded a portion of land to assist the capitol’s construction. Pierre L’Efant was in charge of the designing of the city, and later helped renovate the Federal Hall, but was later dismissed by Washington himself and replaced with Andrew Ellicott. During construction the name of the city, Washing D.C., was decided. Washington because he was the first president, the D standing for Federal District, which is what the city was, and the C standing for Columbia, the goddess of Liberty and Freedom. It was established as the capital in 1800. The city included buildings such as the White House, the Washington Monument, and many other monuments and memorials. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House. To this day, Washington D.C. will continue to be one of the most historical cities to ever be established.

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