The Chinese civilization is the oldest civilization still in existence today, and extends back through history in an unbroken chain over nearly four thousand years. Throughout these thousands of years of history, the Chinese people have been instrumental in developing technologies and advancing the knowledge of mankind.
The Chinese have been ruled by a succession of dynasties. A dynasty is a family that passes the right to rule the nation from one generation to the next.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Loa-Tzu, The Way of Tao-Tzu
The first public mention of a name for the United States'' capital was in a letter from General George Washington in 1791, who referred to it as Federal City.