Essay on The Capitol Of The United States

1448 Words Sep 14th, 2016 6 Pages
We are honored and privileged to provide you with a tour of the world war two, Korean war, and Vietnam war memorials. In addition, we will be stopping at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial, and visiting the Changing of the Guard at Arlington’s National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns.
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.
All of the events today are built around you, our treasured veterans. If you have any questions, concerns, or simply need assistance, just ask.

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…

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