Washington DC 🇺🇸 DC stands for „District of Columbia“ (but is not a state). The White House is the president‘s private home. In 1791, George Washington picked the location but never lived there. The second president (John Adams) moved into the White House. The Capitol is where Congress meets to vote on new laws. It‘s located in the center of Washington DC. The Library of Congress is the largest one in the world. They have about 1.6 million items in their collection (37 million books or rather print materials). The Smithsonian Institution is a group of different museums and galleries and a zoo (including research centers). Its goal is to share knowledge. And in Washington DC, there are awesome Monuments and Memorials, the National Archives and much more.