A new capital city named in honor of President George Washington was founded to the east of Georgetown in 1791.
Shortly after establishing operations in the new capital, Congress passed the Organic Act of 1801, which organized the federal territory.
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The passage of the Residence Act in 1790 created a new federal district that would become the capital of the United States.
Formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia, the capital territory already included two large settlements at its creation: the port of Georgetown, Maryland and the town of Alexandria, Virginia.
In 1874, Congress replaced the District's quasi-elected territorial government with an appointed three-member Board of Commissioners.
Direct rule by Congress continued until the passage of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act in 1973.Internet dating is a fabulous way to meet someone special.Start browsing pictures of District Of Columbia single Asian women and flirt with those you like. The Act did not establish a new city or city government within the District.Regarding a city of Washington, it stated that "that portion of said District included within the present limits of the city of Washington shall continue to be known as the city of Washington".In addition, Congress allowed the cities of Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown to each maintain their own municipal governments.