Properties In Washington

Written by James Lyons
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A number of properties in Washington DC have seen and survived some of the most tumultuous times in American History. The founding of the nation's capital on the banks of the Potomac River came out of a compromise between the Republicans and the Federalists. At the time, the Republicans were led by a little known man by the name of Thomas Jefferson. He graciously accepted the proposal made by the Federalist

What was the proposal? The Federalists who were led by Alexander Hamilton wanted the federal government to pay all the state debts accrued during the Revolutionary War. In exchange, they agreed to have the nation's capitol built at a site picked by George Washington. Those who own properties in Washington DC owe a great deal to the good taste George Washington.

More History on the Properties in Washington DC

Aggressive labor on the new capitol began in 1790. By the turn of the century, the city and the capitol were complete enough for the people of Congress to move from Philadelphia. The first president to live in the new capitol was John Adams. He was soon defeated by Thomas Jefferson, but he still has bragging rights. No other president can ever say, "I was the first president to kick some tail in DC."

Presently, the area between Baltimore and Washington DC is an expansive megalopolis. A little over 200 years ago, this area was a forest. Now it's a textbook mix of suburban communities intertwined with major highways and state-of-the-art rapid transit. When you look at the various properties in Washington DC, I want you to imagine what it would have been like to live there 200 years ago. You'll thank God for the Metro.


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