Some Facts from the History of Washington, D.C.

The capital of the United States is Washington, D.C. washington-dcThe city was named after the first American President George Washington.

The city is filled with important buildings. The largest library in the world is in Washington, D.C. It is called the Library of Congress. It has one copy of every single book copyrighted in the United States.

The Congress meets in the Capitol Building. Govern­ment lawyers work in the Justice Department.

The President of the United States lives and works in the White House. Important decisions are made in the White House. The President meets leaders from all around the world here.

Washington DCThe White House belongs to everyone in the USA. You can visit it almost every day of the year. It is open for tours. If some visitors are lucky, they can see the President or the first lady walking down the halls.

The White House is a symbol of the country, and like most big old houses has its story closely connected with the history of the American capital.


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