what was the first capital city of the United States?

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  • Ranto
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It depends on your definition of The United States.

    Chronological Table of the Capitals

    First Continental Congress

    September 5, 1774 to October 24, 1774:

    Philadelphia, Carpenter’s Hall

    Second Continental Congress

    May 10, 1775 to December 12, 1776:

    Philadelphia, State House

    December 20, 1776 to February 27, 1777:

    Baltimore, Henry Fite’s House

    March 4, 1777 to September 18, 1777:

    Philadelphia, State House

    September 27, 1777 (one day):

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Court House

    September 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778:

    York, Pennsylvania, Court House

    July 2, 1778 to March 1, 1781:

    Philadelphia, College Hall, then State House

    Congress under the Articles of Confederation

    March 1, 1781 to June 21, 1783:

    Philadelphia, State House

    June 30, 1783 to November 4, 1783:

    Princeton, New Jersey, “Prospect,” then Nassau Hall

    November 26, 1783 to August 19, 1784:

    Annapolis, Maryland, State House

    November 1, 1784 to December 24, 1784:

    Trenton, New Jersey, French Arms Tavern

    January 11, 1785 to Autumn 1788:

    New York, City Hall, then Fraunce's Tavern

    Congress under the Constitution

    March 4, 1789 to August 12, 1790:

    New York, Federal Hall

    December 6, 1790 to May 14, 1800:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Building–Congress Hall

    November 17, 1800:

    Washington, U.S. Capitol

  • 1 decade ago

    Philly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Philadelphia

  • 7 years ago

    Americans do not know..they know what Beyonce wears for bra size...and justin gaybeir underwear size but not their capital city the answers are wrong all here..

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  • 1 decade ago

    PHILLY

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