The Government
Each State has its own Capitol (e.g.) (Connecticut's State Capitol)

 

 
 

 

 

Washington DC is the Federal capital of the U.S.A. There are fifty (50) states (def. 5a) in the U.S.A.
The U.S.A is a federal constitutional republic. The basic principles and laws of the U.S.A are defined by the Constitution. The Constitution was adopted in 1787.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the USA. The laws tell how the government of the USA must be organized.
Click here for a map of Washington DC
The legislative branch meets at the Congress, in the Capitol.The legislative branch is bicameral: it is divided into two branches: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The executive branch is led by the President of the USA who lives in the White House.

The President nominates the Cabinet. The Cabinet includes the Vice-President and the heads of 15 executive departments-the Secretaries

— of the Department of Agriculture;

— of the Department of Commerce;

— of the Department of Defense;

— of the Department of Education;

— of the Department of Energy;

— of the Department of Health and Human Services;

— of the Department of Homeland Security;

— of the Department Housing and Urban Development,

— of the Department of Interior,

— of the Department of Labor;

— of the Department of State;

— of the Department Transportation;

— of the Department of Treasury;

— of the Department of Veterans Affairs;

— of the Department of Justice.

The Capitol: The Senate and the House of Representatives
The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court.
The White House

The Legislative branch and the executive branch can initiate laws. The President can veto (see veto wikipedi) bills only once.

If the two-thirds of Congress overrides the veto, the bill becomes a law. If the two-third quorum is not met, the bill must be changed.
The Supreme Court decides whether a law is constitutional or not.
Each State (e.g. Connecticut) has its own legislative, executive and judiciary branch.
Each State has its own constitution. Each constitution must be in accordance with the Constitution of the Unites States of America.
Each State has its own State Flag and symbols.
In each State, the executive branch is led by the Governor (e.g. Connecticut's governor) and the Lieutenant-governor ( (e.g. Connecticut's Lieutenant-governor)
The Supreme Court, (GNU Free Documentation License)
Public Transportation
Each State has its own Supreme Court. (e.g. Supreme Court of Connecticut)
Metro Metro Map
Union Station Wikipedia Article
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Maps
Union Station
Washington Metro Wikipedia
Anacostia Community Museum Wikipedia
National Museum of the American Indian (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
National Museum of American History (Mall Museum)
Smithsonian Wikipedia Article
National Air and Space Museum (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
Freer Gallery of Art (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
The Arts and Industries Building (Mall Museum) is closed for renovation.
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
All Smithsonian museums are free.
National Museum of African Art (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
Museums: The Smithsonian
National Portrait Gallery Wikipedia
George Mason Memorial (Wikipedia)
The Lincoln Memorial (Wikipedia) is dedicated to president Abraham Lincoln who was the sixteenth president of the U.S.A. He was against slavery and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Federal Bureau of Engravings and Printing
The National Archives
Jefferson Memorial (Wikipedia)
The National Archives
The National Museum of the American Indian
The National Air and Space Museum
The National Gallery of Art Wikipedia
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (National Zoo) Wikipedia
Smithsonian Institution Building Wikipedia
Smithsonian American Art Museum Wikipedia
In the S. Dillon Ripley Center (Mall Museum) you can see different exhibitions. These exhibitions are not permanent.
National Postal Museum Wikipedia
National Museum of Natural History (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
Government buildings
Memorials
The Washington Monument (Wikipedia)
Washington DC pictures
The National World War II Memorial is dedicated to all those who served their country during World War II (1939-1945)
Iwo Jima Memorial Wikipedia
Korean War Veterans Memorial (Wikipedia)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated to the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War.(1959-1975)
In the National Archives you can see important historical documents such as the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.
In the National Gallery of Art you can see paintings by famous painters like Leonardo da Vinci.
In the Smithsonian National Zoological Park (National Zoo) you can see many animals such as the famous pandas.
In the Smithsonian American Art Museum you can see paintings, sculptures, etc. that were done by American artists.
S. Dillon Ripley Center (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
In the National Postal Museum you can see many stamps!
In the National Portrait Gallery you can see portraits of the presidents, you can see colonial portraits, paintings on the American Revolution
In the National Museum of Natural History (Mall Museum) you can see stuffed animals, live animals, skeletons, etc.
In the National Museum of the American Indian (Mall Museum) you can see American Indian artefacts, such as canoes, bows and arrows, ...
In the National Museum of American History (Mall Museum) you can see many different historical artefacts (locomotives, etc)
In the National Museum of African Art (Mall Museum) you can see many African artefacts.
In the National Air and Space Museum (Mall Museum) you can see flying machines, such as balloons, airplanes, rockets, space shuttles...
In the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Mall Museum) you can see modern painting and sculptures. In the gardens there are many statues.
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In the Freer Gallery of Art (Mall Museum) you can see East Asian art (Art from China, Korea, Japan), South Asian Art (India) and American art. Wikipedia
Arts and Industries Building (Mall Museum) Wikipedia
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Mall Museum) is a gallery of Asian art.
The memorials commemorate important people or important historical dates.
The Iwo Jima Memorial is dedicated to all the personnel of the United States Marine Corps ( Semper Fidelis!) who have died for their country since 1775.
In the Anacostia Community Museum you can learn about African American History
Arlington Cemetary is in Arlington, Virginia. The Arlington National Cemetary is a military cemetery.

"Among the men held it high

Was the Indian Ira Hayes." Ballad of Ira Hayes, Johnny Cash

The Jefferson Memorial (Wikipedia) is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson the author of The Declaration of Independence and third President of the U.S.A
National World War II Memorial
The George Mason Memorial (Wikipedia) is dedicated to George Mason who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Lincoln Memorial (Wikipedia)
Abraham Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November was to be a day of Thanksgiving and it has been a National Holiday ever since.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial (Wikipedia) is dedicated to the men and women who served during the Korean War. (1950-1953)
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was the thirty-second President of the U.S.A (1933-1945)
Vietnam War Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was elected President after the Great Depression and his New Deal boosted the economy. He was President during WW2.
The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center is near Washington Dulles International Airport.
National Air and Space Museum (Mall Museum) Steven F Udvar Hazy Wikipedia
There are three seperate branches of government: the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary.