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Washington, D.C. by Doug


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Washington, D.C. by Doug

  1. 1. Washington D.C. By: Douglas K.
  2. 2. Why is Washington D.C. such an important place to the U.S.? • Washington D.C. is important because it is where our government works. Our government consists of: • The Executive Branch • The Legislative Branch • The Judicial Branch
  3. 3. What are the main monuments and memorials in Washington D.C.? • The Lincoln Memorial is significant because it honors our 16th president who helped end slavery. • The Korean War Veterans memorial is also noteworthy because it is dedicated to the veterans who served in the Korean war. • The Jefferson memorial is major because it honors our 3rd president.
  4. 4. What are some of the important places and buildings in Washington D.C.? • The Pentagon is important because it is where our defense department works (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, ect.). • Arlington National Cemetery is influential because it is our countries national cemetery. • The Tidal Basin is also crucial because it houses the Jefferson Memorial.
  5. 5. Who were some of the important people in history involved with Washington D.C.? • Charles L’Enfant was important because he was involved with the design of Washington D.C. before he got fired. • Andrew Ellicott was also essential because he took over for L’Enfant. • James Madison was focal too because he was the 4th president and helped win the war of 1812.
  6. 6. Why are the Smithsonian Institution’s museums important? • They are important because they are the worlds largest group of museums and art galleries. • They also preserve the history of the U.S. and other areas. • The Smithsonian's are important because they are a research organization too.
  7. 7. Bibliography • World Book. World Book Online. “Smithsonian Institution” • World Book. World Book Online. “Charles L’Enfant” • World Book. World Book Online. “Tidal Basin” • Study Notes