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  • 1. Washington, D.C. By Jeremy Bobber 4th grade St. Mary of the Annunciation
  • 2. Size and Location • Washington, D.C. is about 68 square miles. • Washington, D.C. is located in the south side of Maryland.
  • 3. The History of Washington, D.C. • Around 1600, European explores sailed up the Potomac river. Washington D.C. is named after George Washington and Christpher Columbus. Settlers later founded the Maryland colony. In 1791, the United States set aside land from both Maryland and Virginia. They later built a capitol city for the new country. It is now where government workers from all the states gather and make laws.
  • 4. Major Industries and tourist attractions • The two major industries in Washington, D.C. are government and tourism. • Did you know that 66% of Washington, D.C. is about services, 33% about government, but only 1% is about farming and natural recourses. • Some famous tourist attractions are the National mall, National Air and Space, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
  • 5. Temperature and wildlife • In the summer the temperature is usually around 79 degrees F., and in the winter it’s usually about 35 degrees F. • A few animals live in Washington, D.C. because so many people live there, but the ones that do live there are grey squirles, cottontail rabbits, oppossums, and bald eagles.
  • 6. Importance to the Northeast • Washington, D.C. is important to the Northeast because not only does it run the Northeast but it runs the whole United States of America.
  • 7. Fun Facts • Did you know that D.C. is an abbreviation for District of Collumbia. • A few monuments include the Washington Monument,Vietnam War Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.
  • 8. The End
  • 9. Sources • Washington, D.C. by Deborah Kent • Washington, D.C. Celebrate the States by Dan Elish. • Its My State Washington, D.C. by Terry Allen Hicks • Exploring the States Washington, D.C. The US Capitol by Blake Hoena • About .com / facts for kids about Washington D.C. • Wickipedia/ Washington, D.C.

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