The United States strategically planned Washington, DC in the eighteenth century as its permanent capital along the banks of the Potomac River. Washington serves as the headquarters for numerous political, economic and social institutions. Aside from the world’s largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institute, Washington is home to monuments and memorials commemorating Washington and Lincoln, Vietnam and World War II; universities such as Georgetown and George Washington; the Kenney Center for the Performing Arts and the National Geographic Society; and endless other landmarks celebrating both world and national history.
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