These 15 Rare Photos Show Washington DC’s Presidential and Political History Like Never Before

This month, Washington DC gears up for another presidential inauguration and the arrival of another group of newly elected officials and their teams. Washington DC was built to be the federal district and the capital of the United States. Therefore, it has always been the political heart of the country. We are home to the three branches of the federal government and 176 foreign embassies. So while there are many residents here who do not work in politics, it’s hard to ignore the political nature of the district. As a new administration prepares to come to town, let’s take a look back at these Presidential and political photos showcasing the political history of Washington DC.

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Looking back, it’s incredible how many amazing Presidential and political moments have occurred here in DC. Undoubtedly there were be many more in the future!