This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Historic Places & Events - The Founding of Washington, D. C. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The United States has been the source of many innovations including the formation of a capital in a specially-designed location – one of the most notable creative ideas coming from a nation known for innovation.
A dinner party hosted by Thomas Jefferson was the setting for a decision that formed the nation and its capital. There had been intense competition over the capital’s location: VA, PA and NY all sought the prize. Baltimore proposed its own site, and George Washington, favored land around the Potomac.
It was decided that Congress would award Philadelphia the capital for 10 years, after which the seat of government would be moved to a site on the Potomac to be selected by President George Washington. The dinner took place on June 20th, Congress enacted separate Assumption and Residence Acts in July.
Many countries start from a core that includes the most populous city, such as London in England or Rome in Italy. But the United States proposed a revolutionary idea. Washington, D.C. remains a model for a center of government that functions independently. Through the work of leaders like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, L’Enfant, Banneker, Latrobe, the District of Columbia continues to inspire.
The presentation covers the following:
A Nation of Innovation
Early Map of WDC
Jefferson’s Dinner Party
French Influence: Canals
French Influence: Design
Pierre Charles L’Enfant
Banneker & Ellicott
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
The Purpose of a Capitol
Example of Brazil
Capitols Under Threat
Example of Mexico City
WDC at Present
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Historic Places & Events.