Washington D.C.

Updated: October 2, 2023
Founded in 1790 as the capital of the newly formed United States, Washington, D.C. was designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant and was established to be a neutral ground between the North and South.

Over the centuries, it has witnessed significant events, from the construction of iconic landmarks like the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to the ratification of crucial documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act.

Today, it stands as a symbol of democracy, housing the three branches of government and preserving the nation's rich history and culture. Explore these historical photos to glimpse into the past of this remarkable city.
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