Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (EVSP)

Cross-Cultural State Resource

District of Columbia

District of Columbia State Map - EVSP

History: Washington in the District of Columbia (D.C.) became the nation’s capital on July 16, 1790.

The first president to live in the White House was John Adams, not the first president, George Washington.

Famous People from Washington D.C.: Jean Toomer, Taraji P. Henson, John F. Kennedy Jr., Cory Booker, Bill Nye, Katherine Heigl, Dave Chappelle, Sterling Brown, Connie Chung (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-washington-dc for a more comprehensive list)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Washington D.C. is available at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g28970-Activities-c47-Washington_DC_District_of_Columbia.html

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Washington D.C. include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Major league sports teams in Washington D.C. include: