Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesWashington, D.C. · 2 months ago

How did Washington DC become capital of america?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    By an act of Congress which established a Federal District in 1790. It was a compromise between the interests of the northern and southern states.

  • 2 months ago

    Jefferson and Hamilton made a deal to move it from Philadelphia to the South.  Congress decide to have it be on a section of the Potomac, but let George Washington pick the exact location.  He picked the one that was closest to his home.

  • 2 months ago

    Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution

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