This Day in History:District of Columbia Established as US Capital (1790)

This Day in History:
District of Columbia Established as US Capital (1790)

Adopted in 1787, the US Constitution allowed for the establishment of a capital city that could govern itself, but it did not stipulate a location. While it was agreed that the capital should not be in any one state, its placement was hotly debated. In 1790, Congress struck a compromise between the North and South, establishing a capital on the Potomac River. The exact location was chosen by President George Washington. District residents were unable to vote in presidential elections until when? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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