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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

The First Capitals of the United States

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


The First Capitals of the United States
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.06

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mansion, controversy, oath, original, courthouse, present-day, belonging, compromise, newly, inaugural, government, secretary, public, remain, location, possible
     content words:    Revolutionary War, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Continental Congress, United States, Mary Washington, Finally Washington, New York City, New York, City Hall


The First Capitals of the United States
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Each year, crowds of tourists arrive in Washington, D.C. They come to see the places where our government conducts its business. They come to learn about the history of our government. One thing that they might learn there is that the capital of our country wasn't always in its current location.
 
2     After the Revolutionary War, George Washington was living at Mount Vernon, near present-day Washington, D.C. One day, the secretary of the Continental Congress arrived at Mount Vernon with a letter. The letter said that Washington had been chosen to be the first president of the United States. Right away, Washington knew that he would have to pack up and move.
 
3     He left as soon as possible, making a stop in Fredericksburg to visit his mother, Mary Washington. Since his mother was elderly and in poor health, it was a sad visit. It would turn out to be Washington's last visit with his mother.
 
4     The trip from Mount Vernon to the new nation's capital took about a week. Along the way, people came out to see their first president pass by and to cheer him on. Public dinners were held in his honor in cities along the way. Finally Washington arrived at the capital city, New York City, New York. His wife, Martha, and their family would arrive the next month.

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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

             A New Nation
(1776-1830)



United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


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