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District of Columbia statehood movement

The District of Columbia statehood movement is a political movement that advocates making the District of Columbia a U.S. state. [1]

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Act of Congress

An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress.

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American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.

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Barbara Mikulski

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, serving since 1987.

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Ben Cardin

Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007.

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Bernie Sanders

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont.

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Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

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Commuter tax

A commuter tax is a tax (generally on either income or wages) levied upon persons who work, but do not live, in a particular jurisdiction.

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Constitutional convention (political meeting)

A constitutional convention is a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution.

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Council of the District of Columbia

The Council of the District of Columbia is the legislative branch of the local government of the District of Columbia.

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Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party to its right.

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District of Columbia home rule

District of Columbia home rule is the ability of residents of the District of Columbia to govern their local affairs.

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District of Columbia Home Rule Act

The District of Columbia Home Rule Act is a United States federal law passed on December 24, 1973 which devolved certain congressional powers of the District of Columbia to local government, furthering District of Columbia home rule.

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District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801

The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801 (officially An Act Concerning the District of Columbia) (6th Congress, 2nd Sess., ch. 15,, enacted 1801-02-27) is an Organic Act enacted by the United States Congress in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.

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District of Columbia retrocession

The District of Columbia retrocession was the process of returning part of the land that had been ceded to the federal government of the United States for the purpose of creating the national capital.

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District of Columbia voting rights

Voting rights of citizens in the District of Columbia differ from the rights of citizens in each of the 50 U.S. states.

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District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment

The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would have given the District of Columbia full representation in the United States Congress, full representation in the Electoral College system, and full participation in the process by which the Constitution is amended.

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Electoral College (United States)

The United States Electoral College is the institution that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years.

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Federal district

A federal district is a type of administrative division of a federation, under the direct control of a federal government.

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Federalist No. 43

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Founding Fathers of the United States

The term Founding Fathers of the United States of America refers broadly to those individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies in North America who led the American Revolution against the authority of the British Crown and established the United States of America.

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George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

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Governor of Maryland

The Governor of Maryland heads the executive branch of the government of Maryland, and is the commander-in-chief of the state's National Guard units.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

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History of Washington, D.C.

The history of Washington, D.C., is tied to its role as the capital of the United States.

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James Madison

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, political theorist, and the fourth President of the United States (1809–17).

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List of current United States Senators

This is a list of the current members of the United States Senate (114th United States Congress).

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List of mayors of Washington, D.C.

The list of mayors of Washington, D.C. is a reflection of the changing structure of its local government.

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Lobbying

Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.

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Martin O'Malley

Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician who was the 61st Governor of Maryland, from 2007 to 2015, and is running for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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Maryland

Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.

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Muriel Bowser

Muriel Elizabeth Bowser (born August 2, 1972) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party currently serving as the eighth Mayor of the District of Columbia.

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Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. are distinguished by their history, culture, architecture, demographics, and geography.

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No taxation without representation

"No taxation without representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution.

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Political movement

In the social sciences, a political movement is a social group that operates together to obtain a political goal, on a local, regional, national, or international scope.

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President of the United States

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.

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Presidential state car (United States)

The Presidential state car is the official state car used by the President of the United States.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean.

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Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, commonly referred to as GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Residence Act

The Residence Act of 1790, officially titled An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States, is the United States federal law that settled the question of locating the capital of the United States, selecting a site along the Potomac River.

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Seat of government

The seat of government is (as defined by Brewer's Politics) "the building, complex of buildings or city from which a government exercises its authority".

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Shadow congressperson

The offices of shadow U.S. Representative and shadow U.S. Senator are elective offices in the District of Columbia.

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State constitution (United States)

In the United States, each state has its own constitution.

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Statehood movement in Puerto Rico

The statehood movement in Puerto Rico refers to initiatives throughout the history of Puerto Rico aimed at changing the current political status of Puerto Rico and creating a U.S. state named "Puerto Rico".

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.

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Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Twenty-third Amendment (Amendment XXIII) to the United States Constitution extends the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia by granting the District electors in the Electoral College, as if it were a state.

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U.S. state

A state of the United States of America is one of the 50 constituent political entities that shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government.

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United States Capitol

The United States Capitol, often called Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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United States Constitution

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America.

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United States presidential election, 1964

The United States presidential election of 1964 was the 45th quadrennial presidential election.

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United States presidential election, 2016

The United States presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.

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Virginia

Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Westlaw

Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States and is a part of West.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

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51st state

The "51st state", in post-1959 American political discourse, is a phrase that refers to areas or locales that are – seriously or facetiously – considered candidates for U.S. statehood, joining the 50 states that presently compose the United States of America.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_statehood_movement

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