what is "District of Columbia"?

Is Washington DC foreign to the united states of america ?

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  • 8 years ago
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    The "District of Columbia" is the seat of the national government of the United States of America. Officially, it is not part of any of the 50 States. Its physical location is partially in Virginia and partially in Maryland. It was born of compromise when the United States Constitution first went into effect. The Founding Fathers could not decide whether to locate the capital in the North or the South, and many were afraid that the state the capital was located in would have undue influence on the nation as a whole. So they decided to make the new capital not a part of any state.

  • peevee
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    8 years ago

    It is the a small area between the states of Maryland and Virginia, presently not forming part of either of them, but constituting Washington DC(District of Columbia), meant to be the Capital territory of the USA. It has its own municipal administration but is under the control of the American Congress.

  • 8 years ago

    It's not part of any state, it's a district that was built on donated land from Maryland. It has it's own mayor and council because of the populous but is not considered a state. It's federal land.

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