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American capital   /əmˈɛrəkən kˈæpətəl/   Listen
American capital

noun
1.
The capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791.  Synonyms: capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C..






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"American capital" Quotes from Famous Books



... actually exists and always has existed, is called a "foreign policy." This favorite American policy is what America has never tried; and this odious foreign policy is what, as we are told, foreign states have never pursued. Sir, that is the truest American policy which shall most usefully employ American capital and American labor, and best sustain the whole population. With me it is a fundamental axiom, it is interwoven with all my opinions, that the great interests of the country are united and inseparable; that agriculture, commerce, and manufactures will prosper together or languish ...
— The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster • Daniel Webster



Words linked to "American capital" :   District of Columbia, D.C., Lincoln Memorial, the Hill, capitol, Capitol Building, Potomac, DC, national capital, Capitol Hill, Washington Monument, capital of the United States, White House, Georgetown



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