Monday, September 28, 2015

Washington D.C.

We just learned about the US State of Wyoming

Another part of the US is Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is a part of the US called a district.
It is the capitol city of the USA.
The district's motto is Justitia Omnibus which means Justice for All.

The letters D.C. stand for District of Columbia. It was called that because when the US wanted to make a capitol, Christopher Columbus was very popular, so they named the capitol after him.

Washington D.C. is in the eastern part of the US, right by Maryland and Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - washington, d.c.)

The flag of Washington D.C. is white with three red stars above two red stripes.
It looks like this because it was the flag of George Washington.

(from: wikipedia - flag of the district of columbia)

The seal of Washington D.C. has a picture of George Washington, a picture of lady liberty with a wreath and a stone tablet of the constitution.
It also has the US capitol, some farm crops, an eagle, a train and the sun.

(from: wikipedia - seal of the district of columbia)

Because it is the nation's capitol, there are many famous buildings and statues.

The White House where the President lives.

(from: wikipedia - white house)

The US capitol where the people work to make the laws for America.

(from: wikipedia - united states capitol)

The Lincoln Memorial, a building made to honor Abraham Lincoln.

(from: wikipedia - lincoln memorial)

The Washington Monument, a tall obelisk made to honor George Washington.

(from: wikipedia - washington monument)

The Jefferson Memorial, a building made to honor Thomas Jefferson.

(from: wikipedia - jefferson memorial)

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