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Washington D.C. By: Payton. History. In 1790 President Washington selected land for a place for the government. chose land from Maryland and Virginia. Pierre L’Enfant took the 100 square mile area and made it into the city of Washington D.C. President Washington. Location.

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Washington D.C.

By: Payton

history
History
  • In 1790 President Washington selected land for a place for the government.
  • chose land from Maryland and Virginia.
  • Pierre L’Enfant took the 100 square mile area and made it into the city of Washington D.C.

President Washington

location
Location
  • South of Maryland
  • North of Virginia
  • 67 square miles divided into quadrants with US Capitol Building in the center

Northwest

Northeast

Southwest

Southeast

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How to Get There

Driving time 18 hours, 20 minutes

Flying time 3 hours, 30 minutes

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DC Statistics

  • Population 572,000 – about the same as Halifax.
  • Male 47% and Female 53%.
  • White people 31%, Black people 60%, and Hispanic people 8%.
tourist attractions
Tourist Attractions
  • White House – where the President of U.S.A, George Bush, lives.
  • World War II Memorial - place to remember men who fought in World War Two.
  • U.S Capital Building – the government works there
  • Lincoln Memorial – a place that celebrates great accomplishments in the country

World War 11 Monument

World War 11 Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

sports
Sports
  • NHL – Washington Capitals – MCI Center
  • MLB – Washington Nationals – RFK Stadium
  • NFL – Washington Redskins – Fed Ex Field
  • NBA – Washington Wizards – MCI Center
conclusion
Conclusion

I picked this topic because I had such a good time visiting my friend Ryan who moved there. I enjoyed seeing Ryan and attending an NHL and NFL game.

references
References
  • http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q=