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Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, 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 the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

  • also known as The District of Columbia, U.S. Capital, District of Columbia, The District, Washington D.C., District of Columbia / Washington city, Washington DC, Washington
  • founded on (225 years ago)
  • country: United States of America
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"Washington, D.C." is a composition.


  1. "Washington, D.C.": Washington, D. C. by Gore Vidal is the sixth in his Narratives of Empire series of historical novels. It begins in 1937 and continues into the Cold War, tracing the families of Senator James Burden Day and influential newspaper publisher Blaise Sanford.
    • also known as "Washington, D.C"
    • language: English Language
    • genre: History
    • released in (49 years ago)
  2. "Washington, D.c." a.k.a. "Washington D.C." is a written work.

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Google previewWhat to Expect When No One's Expecting (2014)

America's Coming Demographic Disaster by Jonathan V. Last

Washington, D.C. is a company town,and nomatter who's in power, thereare always aboutan equalnumber of elephants anddonkeys roaming the metropolis. The closein suburbs, inparticular, are havens forthe kinds of political transientswho ...

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Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. (John F. Kennedy)
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