What is the origin of the District of Columbia's name?

Answer Washington, District of Columbia is named for the first American president, George Washington, and for Christopher Columbus, from which the word "Columbia" is derived. Christopher Columbus is credi... Read More »

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District of Columbia Workers' Compensation Law?

Workers' compensation laws provide a remedy or benefit for illness, injury or death that occurs or arises during the course of employment. According to the Legal Information Institute of the Cornel... Read More »

District of Columbia Nursing Schools?

Washington D.C. offers a plethora of educational opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that the job outlook for registered and licensed practical nurses is expected to be excell... Read More »

Was slavery legal in the District of Columbia during the Civil War?

Slavery was legal and common in Washington D.C. before the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District of Columbia on April 16, 1862, with the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Ac... Read More »

What is the legal age a child can be left home alone in the District of Columbia?

Most places say its not about age its about maturity. However most places say a child can stay on there own for no longer than 6 hours at a time from the age of 12. And then at the age of 14 you it... Read More »