Why is Washington D.C. not a state?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Because the constitution set forth provisions for the establishment of a district solely under the authority of congress. If washington d.c. was part of a state, the govenor of that state would have considerable influence on the federal government.

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  • Mr.412
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    1 month ago

    Because it’s a city in Virginia 

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  • Kathy
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    1 month ago

    Because it does not want to be one.

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  • Webbo
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    1 month ago

    Not big enough to be a state I reckon, I don't know.

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