Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. WWWWashington is the capital of the USA. TTTThe city was named after the first President George Washington. WWWWashington is a city of government.
WWWWashington was found on July 16, 1790. WWWWashington, D.C., doesn’t belong to a state. It’s a city and district – the District of Columbia. TTTThe city stands on the Potomac River and is bordered by the state of Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.
TTTThe population of the city is 5,3 million people. TTTThere’s a lot of green here, many parks and laws. TTTThere are many museums and sights in the city.
TTTThe Capitol is in the centre of the city. TTTThe Capitol was built according to the plans of William Thornton. He was an amateur architect. It was made of stone and marble and contains 540 rooms. IIIIt is situated on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill is the highest place in the city.
TTTTopping the dome is the 19 – foot bronze statue of Freedom. There is a law that forbids to build houses higher than the Capitol IIIIn the Capitol laws are passed. TTTThe Capitol is the seat of Congress. CCCCongress consists of two Chambers: The Senate and the House of Representatives.
TTTThe White House is the place where the President of the USA lives and works. It is the official residence of the USA presidents. TTTThis house was first occupied in 1800. George Washington died in 1799 and he did not live in that house. John Adams was the first President who lived in that house. TTTThe White House has 132 rooms.
The Washington Monument The Washington Monument TTTThe Washington Monument is one of the city’s most impressive sights. IIIIt is situated in Potonic Park. IIIIt was erected to the memory of the first President of the USA in 1888. TTTThis monument is over 555 feet high.
TTTThomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States. HHHHe has written the Declaration of Independence. TTTThe Jefferson Memorial was opened in 1943. It was built in honor of Thomas Jefferson. IIIInside is a 19 – foot statue of Thomas Jefferson standing on a 6 – foot pedestal.
The Lincoln Memorial AAAAbraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States in 1861. HHHHe wrote the Declaration of Emancipation. TTTThe Lincoln Memorial was dedicated to Memorial Day – May 30, 1922. TTTThe Memorial was built in honor of Abraham Lincoln. IIIIt was built in the style of a classic Greek temple. It has 36 columns. Each column represents the state in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. TTTThe dominant feature of the building is the realistic figure of Lincoln.
The Supreme Court The Supreme Court TTTThere is the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.. TTTThis is where the laws are interpreted by the highest judges in the U.S.
The Art Gallery and The FBI Building TTTThere is the Art Gallery in Washington too. TTTThere are many pictures here. IIIIn Washington you can visit the FBI Building.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum WWWWashington takes pride in its world-class museums at the Smithsonian Institution. TTTThere is something for everyone: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and others.
The Quiz The Quiz WWWWashington belong to … a) Maryland b) Virginia c) doesn’t belong to a state WWWWhat is the highest building in Washington? a) The Washington Monument b) The Capitol c) The White House HHHHow many presidents’ memorials are there in Washington a) one b) two c) three TTTThe building where laws are passed is … a) The Capitol b) the White House c) the Supreme Court
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