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Washington DC – Overview




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Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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Memorial (The Vietnam Memorial was built in honor of soldiers who died during the Vietnam War.)

Poetic- (adjective)

In honor of (The city was named in honor of George Washington.)

To renovate (The building was old and didn’t have enough space, so they renovated it.)

To house (This building houses the nation’s largest collection of art.)

To be named for= to be named in honor of

election (noun), to hold elections (e.g. Presidential elections are held every four years.)

To take office= to begin working in a political position

Term (The presidential term lasts 4 years.)

To take an oath (During the inauguration ceremony the president takes an oath to serve his country. )

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Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. It was named in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington.

It is a special district and is not located in any state. The district is named “Columbia” because it is a traditional poetic name for the United States. Washington D.C. was founded in 1791.

The population of Washington D.C. is 632, 323.

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Location of Washington D.C.

Location of Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is located on the East Coast of the U.S. and borders the states of Maryland and Virginia.

The Potomac River is located to the south and west of the district.

Washington D.C. is cold and snowy in the winter, the average temperature is about 3.3 degrees and warm and humid in the summer, the average summer temperature is about 26.6 degrees.

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The White House

The White House

All three branches (divisions) of the U.S. government are located in Washington D.C.

The executive branch, the President of the U.S., lives and works in the White House.

The White House was built in 1800 and renovated many times.

The office of the President, called The Oval Office, along with the offices of many members of his staff are located in the West Wing, a new building added in the early 20th century.

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Executive Residence

Executive Residence

The President and his family live in the Executive Residence which is the main building in the group of buildings called The White House Complex.

The White House ha six stories (floors), 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms.

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