District of Columbia
Washington, DC, isn't a state; it's a district. DC stands for District of Columbia. Its creation comes directly from the US Constitution, which provides that the district, "not exceeding 10 Miles square," would "become the Seat of the Government of the United States."
WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington DC is not one of the 50 states. But it's an important part of the U.S. The District of Columbia is our nation's capital. Congress established the federal district from land belonging to the states of Maryland and Virginia in 1790.
Washington, D.C., remains a territory, not a state, and since 1974 it has been governed by a locally elected mayor and city council over which Congress retains the power of veto.
Washington DC, as most of us know, is the capital of the United States of America. The abbreviation DC stands for District of Columbia. Washington, however, which is also referred to as Washington State, is one of the states of the United States.
Washington D.C. is not located in any of the 50 US states. It is located in the District of Columbia, which is what D.C. stands for. The location of Washington D.C. Originally, the seat of the government of the United States was located in Philadelphia, where members of the Continental Congress met.
|Location in Central Washington, D.C. Show map of Central Washington, D.C. Show map of Washington, D.C. Show map of the United States Show all|
|Architectural style||Neoclassical, Palladian|
|Address||1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 U.S.|
The name "Springfield" is often thought to be the only community name appearing in each of the 50 states, but at last count it was in only 34 states.
On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. Formerly part of Mexico, Texas had been an independent country since 1836.
Hawaii—a U.S. territory since 1898—became the 50th state in August, 1959, following a referendum in Hawaii in which more than 93% of the voters approved the proposition that the territory should be admitted as a state. There were many Hawaiian petitions for statehood during the first half of the 20th century.
Spurred by the nationalism aroused by the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898 at the urging of President William McKinley. Hawaii was made a territory in 1900, and Dole became its first governor.
Did Hawaii ever belong to Japan? Hawaii belongs to Japan, the Japanese press suddenly proclaims. Tokyo publishes ancient maps and documents that purport to show that the Hawaiian islands were historically part of the Japanese homeland until they were illegally annexed by the Americans. …
1867: Alaska territory purchased from Russia for $7 million. 1898: Hawaii annexed as a United States territory. 1959: Alaska and Hawaii admitted, respectively, as the 49th and 50th states of the Union.
The two statements are not identical. Puerto Rico is specifically identified as a logical candidate for statehood, while Hawaii was identified as deserving of equality and home rule. However, it was Hawaii that became a state in 1959, and Puerto Rico continues to be a territory.
A: If you're a United States citizen, you do NOT need a passport to go to Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico is a US territory, all you need is the same identification you use to fly anywhere else in the country. Just one of the many reasons traveling to Puerto Rico is easy.
The easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain, it lies approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles (65 km) west of the Virgin Islands, and 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of the U.S. state of Florida.
In 1898, following the Spanish–American War, the United States acquired Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, and can move freely between the island and the mainland.