George Washington and the Building of the Capital City

The decision to create a national capital city and the execution of the plan was an underappreciated legacy of George Washington. By Dr. Robert P. WatsonDistinguished Professor of American HistoryLynn University Against all odds, George Washington and a ragtag band of poorly trained blacksmiths and ill-equipped farmers managed to pull off a most unlikely victory[…]

The Washingtonians Who Fought to Keep Their City as the Nation’s Capital

Rivalries over its political symbolism, and damage from the War of 1812, nearly destroyed the city. As the national capital, Washington, D.C. always has carried special meaning—representing both the federal government and the United States as a whole. No matter how Americans might feel about the state of the nation at any given time, they[…]