Washington Attractions

Washington is the capital of the United States, a city that does not belong to any American state, but, together with Georgetown and neighboring regions, is officially known as the District of Columbia. In Washington itself, a little more than 600,000 people live permanently, but the population of the whole of the District of Columbia reaches 5.5 million.

Washington originated in 1791 in the north of the Potomac River, having received the name of the first President of the United States. This is the main administrative center of the country.

The Lincoln Memorial was erected in 1922 in Nebraska with the aim of honoring this great president and simply an amazing person. Lincoln was the sixteenth US president and those who managed to abolish slavery in the country. The idea of ​​the project arose in 1856 after the death of Abraham Lincoln, and the construction of the memorial lasted almost eight years.

The USA is a great country that has a very rich history, great

achievements and, unfortunately, great losses on the way to cherished goals. In memory of such tragic moments, the Americans erect various memorials that perpetuate the memory of those who suffered for the sake of the Fatherland.

The National Mall is, in fact, the central point of Washington, in which all the most important historical sights and monuments are concentrated. The National Alley is a long green park with various monuments and fountains, framed by the buildings of the Smithsonian Museums.

More than forty years after the announcement of the truce of the warring sides (Korea and the United States), in 1995 a memorial was erected to commemorate the dead and the missing soldiers. For a long time this “conflict” was ignored by the US government, and therefore received another name – “The Forgotten War.” But in 1995, on July 27, justice triumphed, and a monument was opened to those who gave their lives for the Fatherland.

In Washington, there are a lot of monuments and memorials dedicated to the great worthy people of America. One of the most outstanding is the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Monument – this is the only President in the entire history of the United States, who led the country for four terms.

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Washington Attractions