Why did United States Government move the capital from New York to Washington ?
Most people are unaware that the capital was ever anywhere but Washington.
I guess the capital follows the money (in the congress). Please enlighten me.
Because in 1790, Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton (of New York) made a deal with Congressman James Madison and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (leaders of the opposition party from Virginia). They promised to support Hamilton's plan to charter a central Bank of the United States if Hamilton's faction agreed to move the federal capital permanently to the southern states after 10 years. Hamilton got his bank. And indeed the US capital did move to a place between the states of Maryland and Virginia in the year 1800, carved out of the wilderness.
Thank you very much Old Epresario, I am pleased with your answer and would appreciate some resources for more research on this subject.
again thanks platinumowl4
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