Essay on The Capitol Of The United States
Along the way, we will see some of the infamous D.C. area traffic as well as other historical points of interest such as the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, White House, the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force Memorial, and more.
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Washington D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as “Washington”, “the District”, or simply “D.C.”, is the capitol of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1970, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the Country’s east coast. The U.S. constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress and therefore is not affiliated with any U.S. state.
The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria.
In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre (Peter) Charles L’Enfant, a French born architect and city planner, to design the new capital. The L’Enfant plan featured broad streets and…