Statehood Movement in Columbia

The House of Representatives in the US recently passed a bill to make Washington DC, the fifty first US state. The Washington DC Admission bill is being passed for the second time in a year. The bill will create the state of “Washington, Douglas Commonwealth”. It has been named after Frederick Douglass.

The Washington DC is formally known as Columbia. It is the capital of United States. It is located on the Potomac river. It borders Maryland and Virginia.

Statehood Movement in Columbia

The District of Columbia Statehood Movement aims to make the Columbia District a US state. This will provide the taxpayers with voting representation in the Congress. Eventually they will receive full control over the local affairs. Currently, the Columbian district is under the direct jurisdiction of the US Congress.

How can the Statehood be achieved?

The Statehood shall be achieved in the US if the US Congress passes a law. The Article IV of the US Constitution empowers the US Congress to admit new states to the Union by passing a law.

About Columbia

If Columbia becomes a state, it will rank 49th in population. But in terms of GDP, it will rank first. And also, first in terms of median household income.

Frederick Douglass

He was the first African American to be nominated for Vice President of USA. He was a social reformer, orator and abolitionist. He once served as a slave in Maryland. He escaped slavery and became a national leader of the Abolitionist movement. The Abolitionist movement sought to end slavery in the US.

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