Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C., is our nation's capital. The White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court are all found within the city. National monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial attract visitors every year, making tourism an important party of the city's economy. Our nation's capital has also been the scene of many historic demonstrations, including the 1963 Civil Rights march and various marches against the war in Vietnam. In 2005, Washingtonians welcomed ...
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Overview

Washington, D.C., is our nation's capital. The White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court are all found within the city. National monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial attract visitors every year, making tourism an important party of the city's economy. Our nation's capital has also been the scene of many historic demonstrations, including the 1963 Civil Rights march and various marches against the war in Vietnam. In 2005, Washingtonians welcomed major league baseball back to their city for the first time in more than thirty years.
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Gr 2-4-In this brief history, students learn basic facts about our nation's capital. In keeping with the series format, the book opens with statistics and then offers a chronological history and chapters on the people, land, economy, government, and "Things to See and Do." Why the District of Columbia is not a state and how Congress has the final word on its budget are explained. Many colorful graphs illustrate the statistical information. Color photos and maps are also included. There are a few issues with the text, including "capitol" used incorrectly in one instance, and much simplification. A paragraph discussing the Civil War says that slavery was "a key issue" but does not mention any others. However, the writing is lively and the book provides enough information for a basic report. The entries in the "Celebrate the States" (Benchmark) and "America the Beautiful" (Children's Press) series are longer and go into more detail.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780836846959
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Portraits of the States Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
History     6
Time Line     13
People     14
The Land     18
Economy     22
Government     24
Things to See and Do     26
Glossary     30
To Find Out More     31
Index     32
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