Some large and famous American cites are Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Washington is the capital of the United States of America. The city is situated on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia, in a location chosen by George Washington. The city was founded in 1791 and named after the first president. Now Washington is the residence of the President and Congress. The center of the city is on Capital Hill. The Capital Building houses both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The White House is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It is the president’s residence. Washington is a large scientific and cultural center. There are five universities in the city. The National Academy of Sciences and the Library of Congress are in Washington too. The National Museum, the Old and New National Galleries of Art, and the Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials are among the city sites. New York is the largest city in USA. It is an economic, financial, scientific and cultural center. Dutch settlers founded the city in the 17th century. The heart of New York is Manhattan. It was hear that the Dutch built the first building of the town. The name Wall Street remains from these days. The business center of New York is near Wall Street. Another famous street is Broadway. It is the longest and the widest street in New York. It is the street on which most famous theaters are situated. New York is a city of famous skyscrapers. The highest buildings are the Empire State Building and the United Nations building.