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1 WASHINGTON D.C. Vypracovala: Mgr. Silvie Reitharová

2 WASHINGTON D.C. Washington D.C. is the capital city of the USA Washington D.C. is the capital city of the USA It is situated on the Potomac River, about 90 miles from the Atlantic. It is situated on the Potomac River, about 90 miles from the Atlantic. The population is about 600 thousand. The population is about 600 thousand. The letters D.C. mean District of Colombia- it as a federal area that was chosen to build the capital city there The letters D.C. mean District of Colombia- it as a federal area that was chosen to build the capital city there

3 a bit from the history - Originally there were two other capital cities –New York and Philadelphia - It was decided to build a completely new city to become the national capital - George Washington hired a French engineer Pierre Charles L´Enfant in The whole city was designed in European style - The first completed building was the White House George Washington

4 IMPORTANT AND FAMOUS PLACES White House White House Was designed in 1792 and completed in 1800 Was designed in 1792 and completed in 1800 The first president who lived there was John Adams (the 2nd presients of the USA) The first president who lived there was John Adams (the 2nd presients of the USA) The house is also called Executive Mansion The house is also called Executive Mansion Today there are 102 rooms Today there are 102 rooms The most important is „Oval Study“ where the President works The most important is „Oval Study“ where the President works the Executive Mansion George Walter Bush

5 White House from the garden Oval Study

6 The Capitol Washington is also the seat of American Congress Washington is also the seat of American Congress both-the Senate and the House of Representatives have their home in Capitol Building both-the Senate and the House of Representatives have their home in Capitol Building

7 the Capitol

8 Monuments and Memorials Washington is the town of many monuments, memorials, statues… Washington is the town of many monuments, memorials, statues… Look at the most favourite ones which are called after some famous presidents Look at the most favourite ones which are called after some famous presidents George Washington- the first president of the USA George Washington- the first president of the USA Thomas Jefferson- author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson- author of the Declaration of Independence Abraham Lincoln- president during the Civil War and author of the Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln- president during the Civil War and author of the Emancipation Proclamation

9 Washington Monument was constructed for 4O years is 555 feet heigh, 15 feet wide at the base was made of stones of different colours

10 Jefferson Memorial adaptation of Roman Pantheon inside-a bronze statue of T.Jefferson holding the Declaration of Independence

11 Lincoln Memorial a square building with 36 columns around, completed in 1922 inside-Lincoln statue completed in 1922 the stairs in front of the Memorial are a favourite place for demonstrations, meetings …..

12 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated to the victims of the war polished black granite walls contain more than names of the dead or missing

13 Arlington National Cemetery The Tomb of Unknown Soldier

14 National Bonsai Collection one of the largest and best collections in the world-except Japan a gift from Japan in 1912 some very old and precious plants

15 National ZOO dedicated to studying endangered species

16 Smithonian Institution the largest museum in the world - 14 museum buildings established in 1864 by a British James Smithon – he gave the money, but he had never been to the USA National Air and Space Museum – one of the most favourite ones

17 Georgetown a part of Washington that is quite different-colour buildings,not only white and grey the place of famous university

18 the Pentagon the seat of the Ministry of Deffence


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