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WASHINGTON, D.C. Our Nation’s Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. Our Nation’s Capitol. Next. Introduction. George Washington signed a bill in 1790 to locate the nation’s capitol in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. The “Federal City” is shaped in a triangle for the 3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. Capitol Building. White House. Supreme Court Building.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Our Nation’s Capitol

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  1. WASHINGTON, D.C. Our Nation’s Capitol Next

  2. Introduction • George Washington signed a bill in 1790 to locate the nation’s capitol in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. • The “Federal City” is shaped in a triangle for the 3 BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT.

  3. Capitol Building

  4. White House

  5. Supreme Court Building

  6. Map of Washington D.C.

  7. Capitol Building • This is what the Capitol Building looks like at night.

  8. White House • This is what the White House looks like.

  9. Supreme Court Building • This is what the Supreme Court Building looks like.

  10. History of the Capitol

  11. History of the White House

  12. History of the Supreme Court Building

  13. What is the Capitol Building? LEGISLATIVE BRANCH • Some people say the Capitol building is the “center and heart of America”. • It is where the laws of the United States of America’s laws are made.

  14. What is the White House? EXECUTIVE BRANCH • The PRESIDENT of the United States of America lives in the White House. • The PRESIDENT works in the OVAL OFFICE.

  15. What is the Supreme Court Building? • The Supreme Court is the highest court of the U.S.A. JUDICIAL BRANCH

  16. Tour the Capitol

  17. Tour the White House

  18. Tour the Supreme Court Building

  19. White House Facts • The address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. • It is more than 100 years old. • There are 132 rooms in the White House. • Many of the rooms are named for colors.

  20. Capitol Building Facts • The STATUE OF FREEDOM is at the top of the dome. • The Capitol Building is famous for its ROTUNDA, which is under the dome. • When the statue is lighted, you know Congress is meeting in a night session. • 17 U.S. Presidents are honored there. • The Capitol Building holds a treasury of art.

  21. Supreme Court Building Facts

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