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For most of the modern statehood movement, the new state's name would have been "New Columbia"; however, the D. City Council changed the proposed name to "State of Washington, D. C." would stand for "Douglass Commonwealth", a reference to abolitionist Frederick Douglass.Statehood for the District, which is also known as Washington, D. However, there is some debate as to whether simple legislation would be sufficient to grant statehood to Washington, which is the seat of the United States federal government.Latest activity in District Of Columbia Chat: This is what happens when you listen to Trump.., Dennis Hastert new sodomy accuser., Remember Girls Gone Wild?, Three Mile Island to close., GOP's Chuck Grassley opens investigation-Kushner., If Donny gets us kicked out of NATO, The US is F*cked!
It's a big world and the Single Parent community wants to help you connect with singles in your area.C., might be achieved by an act of Congress, under the power granted to Congress under Article Four, Section 3 of the U. An alternative proposal is to reincorporate the District of Columbia into the state of Maryland.In 1783, a crowd of disbanded Revolutionary War soldiers angry about not having been paid, gathered to protest outside the building where the Continental Congress was meeting.This led to the widespread belief that Congress needed control over the national capital. 43, "Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings interrupted with impunity; but a dependence of the members of the general government on the State comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy." This belief resulted in the creation of a national capital, separate from any state, by the Constitution's District Clause.[The Congress shall have Power] To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States.