Washington’s Washington: Building a Capital City
Of all the Founders, George Washington may be the most iconic, yet the least well known, as he has come across the pages of history as a one-dimensional monument of a man. Yet, Washington was a complex individual and these complexities and his vision were on display when it came to the crisis of having no fixed seat of government for the fledgling republic. This lecture reveals the little-known story of how Washington DC came to be, including the bitter political struggle over a capital and leadership role of the man for whom the city is named.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
College of Arts and Sciences
Watson, R. P. (2022, October 17). Washington’s Washington: Building a Capital city [Webinar]. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.