Washington, DC 20001
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Located on a delta along the Potomac River, Washington DC is America's capital city. The area was selected by George Washington after the 1790 Residence Act, cobbling together territory from Georgetown, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia into a 100 square mile area. The United States government operates from this relatively understated city, drawing scores of tourists, protesters and everyone in between who want to have more direct contact with the process of American governance. The White House
, U.S. Capitol Building
, Smithsonian American Art Museum
, Lincoln Memorial
are just a few of the iconic landmarks found throughout the National Mall, almost all of which receive millions of visitors each year.