Washington Dc Dc History
Washington DC was founded on July 16, 1790 and is a unique American city, as it was established by the United States Constitution as the nation's capital. We are here to tell the story of how one of America's most important cities came to be. Founded in 1790, DC was chosen by George Washington, who won some political maneuvers from Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, who had different ideas about where the capital should be and the US Constitution, which of them was the capital. In 1791, the Residences Act, known as the Residences Act, was passed, declaring the city of Washington, D.C., the "capital of America" for the rest of its existence.
The Organic Act of 1871 united the cities of Washington, Georgetown and Washington County into a single entity, the District of Columbia. The territorial government's jurisdiction became the "District of Columbia," merging it with the territories of Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and the Northern District of Virginia.
Washington, Georgetown and Washington County were considered separate from neighboring Virginia and Maryland and governed by mayors and city councilors. Although Maryland and Virginia were merged into the District of Columbia, residents of the areas continued to vote in their former states, even running for Congress and voting. Ironically, no one is sure why Americans living in the District of the Columbia lost their rights and privileges of voting, voting, and voting to the state government in their former state, but that is why they lost them in the first place.
The idea of returning parts of the District of Columbia that the federal government can no longer use to Maryland or Virginia was first proposed to Congress in 1803. In 1846, Congress ceded the part of Washington, Georgetown and Washington County on the Maryland side of Potomac, which was on the Virginia side, to Arlington County, but not the rest.
On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act established that the Capital District should be on the Potomac, but not exactly where President George Washington would decide. The city was founded on land that Maryland and Virginia had ceded to set themselves apart from the rest of the states, and he chose the exact location between the Potomacs and the Anacostia rivers.
Washington was on its way to becoming the modern city that L'Enfant and its founding fathers had hoped for. Veterans of the Revolutionary War who fought for democracy were taxed while living in Washington DC, the capital of this new democracy. D.C. residents were stuck, with 68 percent of all income generated in D.C. left to D.C. residents to live on. Workers living in Virginia or Maryland were deported to Virginia, and employees in Maryland, Maryland and Virginia were not taxed.
Washington DC expanded and included several areas in its vicinity that were outside the boundaries of the original L'Enfant design, such as Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
Washington, D.C., the Washington DC area, Maryland, and the District of Columbia belong to Maryland, which used to be part of the United States of America, not to the State of Maryland.
Congress took over the territory ceded by Maryland and Virginia and divided the District under the 1801 Organic Act, but did not provide for a vote for residents. In 1802, Congress took over the territory of Washington, D.C. and the Washington DC area, ceding it to the State of Maryland and then Maryland. County voters passed the law, which later became D.C. law, and called for a constitutional convention to be convened. In 1970, the D.C. Superior Court was established, and the D.C. Election Act gave DC its first ever representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The federal capital was moved from Philadelphia to a location on the Potomac, now called the City of Washington. President Washington elected Washington DC as the capital of the United States and determined its location at the site of a new capital. While the District of Columbia was named after Columbia, personified as the "goddess" of all the United States, the city of Washington was actually named after the place that George Washington had chosen in honor of his father, President John F. Kennedy.
DC's history began in the 1790s, when Congress led the creation of the District of Columbia as a territorial government under the US Constitution. In 1801, it was officially organized by an Organic Act and extended to Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. Congress consolidated the remaining municipal governments into a territorial government in anticipation of its centenary.
When Alexandria returned to Virginia in 1846, residents argued that the inclusion of the District of Columbia would hurt the economy and that the city of Washington would never need so much room for growth. When Congress returned the entire territory south of Potomac to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Washington, D.C., lost that territory. The Federal District, as it was later called, consisted of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia as the seat of the federal government. Residents of the newly formed cities of Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria continued to elect congressmen from Maryland or Virginia.