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    1. Washington Monument The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of the older, attractions in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence, and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555 5/8 high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

    2. Washington Monument What is an obelisk and why was an obelisk chose to memorialize our first president?

    3. Washington Monument In what year was the monument opened to the public?

    4. Washington Monument What happened to construction during the Civil War?

    5. Washington Monument Explain why the monument appears to change color part way up:

    6. Capitol Hill The United States Capitol crowns Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. President George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793. Construction was completed in 1830. By 1850, it had become necessary to enlarge the building, and new wings were added for the two houses in 1859.

    7. Capitol Hill It houses which branch of the government?

    8. Capitol Hill What is depicted on the side of the dome in the Rotunda?

    9. Capitol Hill What is the Whispering Room? Describe a unique accident in the design of this room:

    10. The White House The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Since 9/11, it is quite difficult to tour the interior, but visitors can get close enough to this national symbol to enjoy its beauty and elegance.

    11. The White House What is the address of the White House (number and street)?