ADVISORY: The gap in funding federal government operations in the first 16 days of October cut the Profile America production cycle by more than half. Only 15 unique products are available for November. No Profile America feature for November is day/date specific, but can be played any day in the month.
Normal production resumes with December's daily files.
Profile America — a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau. The United States Congress met for the first time in the District of Columbia in late November 1800. Up until then, it did its squabbling, vituperating and, most importantly, legislating in Philadelphia. Ever since President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol in 1793, the District had been planned as the permanent home for the U.S. government. By 1800, enough of the Capitol had been completed for the members of the 6th Congress to move in. One senator found D.C. to be "lacking in houses, cellars, kitchens, well-informed men and amiable women." Only the villages of Georgetown and Alexandria offered any amenities. In 1800, the population of the District was 8,000. The current population of the nation's capital is a bit over 632,000. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 26