The first Congress under the Constitution in 1790 authorized President Washington to select a site for the nation’s capital “not exceeding 10 miles square” anywhere along an 80-mile stretch of the Potomac north of the junction of the Anacostia River. He chose a l0-mile square diamond with the junction of the two rivers at the center and the four corners at the cardinal points of the compass. The commissioners then took to naming the site “Washington” in honor of the first President. President Washington then selected a young Frenchman, Pierre L’Enfant, to be his chief engineer. In 1791 L’Enfant presented Washington with an ambitious vision of the city.
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