Washington, D.C. History
Washington's history began on the Potomac
River, long before it became the nation's capitol. Peruse the following
sites to answer the questions below about the city and its
of the Name
City Pages: The City of Washington, DC
a Multi-cultural Magnet
Shaw Neighborhood Association]
Atlas of DC
Which Spanish admiral sailed the Potomac
River in 1571?
By what name is the early Indian settlement
Nacotchtant now called?
On what date did Congress authorize the
establishment of a federal district?
When was the U.S. capitol moved from Philadelphia
to the Potomac River?
What was the population of the capital
on the Potomac River in 1800?
How many free Negroes lived in the capital
When was the first large parcel of land
purchased in the Mount Pleasant neighborhoodand by whom?
What is the name of the fresh food market
that opened in the Capitol Hill area in 1872?
Which building in D.C. has the largest
room under a single roof? When did the building first open?
Which states gave up land to form the
city of Washington, D.C.?
In which neighborhood is Banneker Circle
and Fountain located?
Which neighborhood is Washington's "United
Where did many prominent blacks live in
the first half of the 20th century?
What street in Adams Morgan is known for
Which neighborhood is one of the five
points of the Great Inverted Pentagram of Washington, D.C.?
Which roadway is known as "Embassy Row"?
Which ward has the greatest number of
historic landmarks and the most historic districts?
Which of the eight wards is the smallest
Which ward has the largest Latino population?
Whose home is near the U.S. Marine Barracks?
In which neighborhood is the "New U" located?
For which black leader is a park on 16th
Street Northwest named?
For which President was a memorial dedicated
How much did it cost to renovate the Reagan
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