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The city is located on the east coast of the USA and therefore has a pleasant
humid climate. Especially the spring time is a popular travel time for tourists
in this region.
In spring, the Japanese cherry blossom trees, south of the National
Mall, unfold their full beauty. The trees were once given to the city by the
country of Japan.
Washington DC - from history to art to a lively nightlife
There is a lot to experience from history to art to a lively
nightlife. Especially those who are interested in American history will get
their money's worth here.
Famous buildings include the Capitol, the White House, the Washington
Monument, China Town and also the Supreme Court building. A number of the
museums in DC also offer a lot of interesting things to see. Many of the museums
can be visited without admission. For example the National Portrait Gallery. The
people of the city owe this to the Smithonian Institute. It manages 19 museums
and the National Zoo and gives everyone free entry to all of these
facilities. In addition to art and history, the city also has a lot to offer
architecturally. For every era that the city has already existed, there are
impressive buildings here that can at least be admired from the
outside. Probably the oldest house in Washington, the Old Stone House exists
since 1764 and is a witness of the long history.
Various museums and war memorials bear witness to America's political
history. The National World War 2 Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial
are in close proximity to the White House and the Lincoln Memorial and the
famous Reflection Pool.
Washington DC - A city in the middle of history
Washington DC is located on the east coast of the United States and is the
capital and seat of government of the United States. The abbreviation DC stands
for District of Columbia.
Washington DC is not, as is usual in the USA, in a state but in a district.
George Washington - the first President of the USA
The city is named after George Washington. The first president of the USA is
The most famous building in town is arguably the White House, which we can
see on the news almost every day.
Before the first Europeans settled in this area, an Indian tribe lived
here. The Nacotchtank settled here on the Anacostia River. The first European
establishment here was Georgetown. Georgetown is now part of Washington, but was
then part of the Province of Maryland colony. Washington was not the first
capital of the United States. The first time was the capital New York. Here
became George Washingtonsworn in. In order to find a permanent place for a seat
of government and a capital, George Washington decided on a swampy stretch of
land that was located in both Maryland and Virginia. The first building that was
erected for the new capital was the White House, which was to be the seat of the
American President in the future. On June 11, 1800, Washington DC became the
permanent capital of the United States.
During the British-American War, parts of the capital were badly damaged and
the government had to flee to Virginia. The Capitol and the White House also
suffered some damage. The fire caused by the fighting destroyed many buildings.
Washington DC's population grew rapidly during the American Civil War. As the
area expanded and slaves were freed, more and more people moved to the capital.
In Washington DC, the Compensated Emancipation Act abolished the slavery of
President Lincoln in 1862, nine months before the official liberation of the
During the civil rights movement in the early 1960s, the famous March on
Washington took place. 200,000 people gathered for a demonstration at the
Lincoln Memorial to fight for an end to racial discrimination. Here Martin
Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech “I have a dream”.
When America was hit by attacks in 2001, the capital was hit too. However,
there were no direct attacks within the city limits. The Pentagon, which is
located in nearby Arlington, was hit by an airplane. A passenger plane that was
supposed to be flown to Washington DC crashed in Pennsylvania.