Washington, D.C. was founded July 16, 1790 and was named after our first president, George Washington. It was decided that our nation's capitol should be located in between our northern and southern states.
Our Nation's Capitol
The White House
Take a tour of the White House as it looked after the extensive renovation during the Truman Administration. Also included is a history of the structure up until its reopening in 1952.
A soldier stationed in our nation's capitol takes a tour of the monuments and landmarks.
Invitation to a Nation
George Washington narrates a tour through Mount Vernon, and the city that bears his name, Washington, D.C.
Our Nation's Capitol during the early 1920s
Scenes of Washington, D.C. landmarks from nearly 100s years ago.
Washington, DC Parks: Present and Future?
From, 1932 - See the National Capital Area's park system: growth of Washington's parks; envisioned neighborhood playgrounds and proposed parkway to connect Civil War forts and more.
Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome
Dawn Strikes the Capitol Dome, released in 1936. Produced by the Works Progress Administration, this short film is "an impressionistic study of Washington, DC - the City Superb!"
Washington in Wartime
Produced in the 1940s, Washington in Wartime presents the united effort of citizens to do their part doing World War II.
March on Washington
August, 28 1963 - Citizens from across the country met on the mall in Washington, D.C. to protest against civil rights discrimination. It was here that Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is a research library for the United States Congress. It was established in 1800 with the purpose of housing research material for inqueries from members of Congress.
The National Archives
The National Archives in Washington, D.C. preserves and catalogs our public documents and stores them for future generations.
Government Printing Office
In 1813, Congress determined to make information regarding the work of the three branches of Government available to all Americans. This is the inherent function of Government which GPO carries out for Federal agencies...