The country of the United States of America
is often called the U.S. or the U.S.A. The current capital city of
the U.S.A. is named Washington, D.C. The United States had capital
cities in New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before the
capital city finally became Washington, D.C. The abbreviation D.C.
stands for District of Columbia. The capital city of Washington D.C.
is named after the first U.S. President, George Washington.
President Washington chose the site for the U.S. capital, Washington D.C.,
to be built along the Potomac River, between Maryland and Virginia.
A French engineer, named Pierre Charles L'Enfant, was hired to lay out the
city plan for the capital. Washington, D.C. is not a state or part
of any state. Washington D.C. is the headquarters of the U.S.
government. Millions of people from all over the world visit the
U.S. capital, Washington D.C., every year.
Use the information above to complete the
1. The United States is often called
the U.S.A. or
2. The capital city of the United
3. Before Washington, D.C., the U.S.
had capital cities in
York and Philadelphia,
4. D.C. stands for
5. The capital city of the U.S. was
6. Washington D.C. is built along
the Mississippi River
7. Washington D.C. is
of any state.
8. Washington D.C. is the
headquarters of the U.S.
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