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Can you name the following facts about Washington, D.C.?

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He effectively argued for the creation of a separate Capital Territory in Federalist No. 43
The land for Washington, D.C. was donated by these two states
Washington, D.C. lies on what major river?
The incorporated port town in Maryland which was made into a part of the District of Columbia
The Capital Territory was surveyed by
The African-American astromomer who assisted
The distance along each (straight) edge of the city limits
The Frenchman who prepared the first plan for the City of Washington
The diagonal Avenues crossing Washington, D.C. are named for what?
The north-south Street which runs from the White House to (almost) the northern point of Washington, D.C. is?
The stream, now underground, which used to flow between the White House and the Capitol
In 1814, the British burnt many of the public buildings in Washington following the American defeat at what Maryland town just east of Washington?
In 1846, Congress retroceded a part of the District of Columbia back to Virginia. The incorporated part of the retroceded land is now part of what City?
The unincorporated part of the retroceded land is now what County?
The slave trade was abolished in Washington, D.C. by what act?
Slavery was later abolished in Washington, D.C. by the Compensated Emancipation Act of what year?
The building at the western end of the National Mall is?
The building at the eastern end of the National Mall is?
What is the name of the educational foundation chartered by Congress in 1846, who maintains (most of) the museums along the National Mall
The tallest structure in Washington, D.C. is?
Who was the controversial four-time mayor who was 'set up' for a crack-smoking bust?
Washington, D.C. has how many electoral votes?
Washington, D.C. has how many votes in the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. license plates bear what motto?

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