Washington, DC, the city on the East Coast, was founded in 1791. It was named after the first American President George Washington (1792-99). In 1800 Washington. DC became the capital of the USA. Today the population of Washington, DC is over 3,4 million. Washington, DC, is the seat of the US Government. All organs of power are situated in the capital city.
Washington government buildings include the White House and the Capitol. The White House, the official home of the US President was constructed in 1792- 1829. The Capitol is the building where the US Congress meets.
In Washington, DC there is no industry. Washington, DC is a political, administrative, cultural and educational centre of the country. There are several universities in the capital. The Congress library is located here. There are museums and galleries in Washington, DC. The National Gallery of Art, a large museum of painting, sculpture and other art is situated in the capital. It is supported by the US government. The National Museum of the USA is also situated in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC is the centre of political life.
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From Monday to Thursday the House of Commons, when in session, meets daily in the early afternoon. Most members of the House of Commons do not attend Parliament all the time it is in session, but at least 50 members must be present. If a member calls for a «Count» and fewer than this number are present, the House is adjourned.
The House of Lords meets on only three days a week, for hours. Not more than 100 peers take part in the regular work of the House. The rest of them appear only on ceremonial occasions.
There is a chair at the top of the House of Commons, .in which sits Mr Speaker or his deputy when the House is in session. Every member entering or leaving the House is supposed to bow to the chair — not to the occupant, for the chair may be empty; still they must bow. Some members make quite a ceremony of it.