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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

Washington, D.C.

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


Washington, D.C.
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    pacify, rivalry, tracts, politics, commission, capitals, design, capital, fairly, government, revise, intent, construct, among, issue, nation
     content words:    United States, Founding Fathers, George Washington, New York City, Revolutionary War, York City, Continental Congress, New Jersey, Federal Town, Potomac River


Washington, D.C.
By Jane Runyon
  

1     The capital of the United States has not always been Washington, D.C.
 
2     At one time, our Founding Fathers met in Williamsburg, Virginia. There they discussed possible ways to keep the British taxes down. The Declaration of Independence was first read in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington became the nation's first president in New York City. During the Revolutionary War, the capital moved often. Over the years, there were four capitals; Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. One day after the Revolutionary War, while the Continental Congress was meeting in Philadelphia, a group of disgruntled revolutionary soldiers stormed their session and demanded the money they were owed for fighting in the war. Members of the Congress were so stunned, they left town and set up their meeting in Princeton, New Jersey. It was time to find a permanent home for the most important city in government. Congress decided to create a whole new town that they called "Federal Town."
 
3     This may sound like a fairly easy task. Find a piece of land that has no buildings on it. Build a brand new town that has no ties to any special group. Move the government offices into this town. Nothing is that easy. As a matter of fact, it took almost forty-three years before a capital was complete.

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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

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