Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district as permitted by the U.S. Constitution. The District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. The city and the U.S. state of Washington, which is on the country's Pacific coast, were both named in honor of George Washington.
The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall.
Points of Interest
- Capitol Building
- In 1936 the Capitol Building was destroyed by a gang of gas-masked terrorists, using a large armored tank.
- In 1939 the Capitol Building, and the U.S. Treasury Building, were destroyed by Professor James Barton, using radio-guided ballistic rockets.
- In 1941 the Capitol Building was set on fire by a raging mob of misled citizens, under the influence of a traitorous demogogue.
- Hall of Justice
- Jefferson Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Mall
- Smithsonian Institute
- Washington Monument
- White House
- Hewitt Industries
- Hewitt Industries was a Washington DC based research and development firm owned by the late Henry Hewitt. It was here that Hewitt developed the atomic containment suit that he wore as the villain, Tokamak.
The following is a list of heroes who are known to have lived or operated in the Washington DC area at some point during their careers.
- Freedom Fighters
- Ghost Of Flanders
- Justice Society of America (on occasion)
- Unknown Soldier
- Wonder Woman (Earth-One)
The following is a list of villains who are known to have lived or operated in the Washington DC area at some point during their careers.
- Amanda Waller
- George H. W. Bush
- President Roosevelt
- Jefferson Pierce
- Lana Lang
- Lorraine Reilly
- Pete Ross
- Ronald Reagan
- Sam Lane
- Sarge Steel
- Walter Reilly
- The district of Washington D.C. was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.
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