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Copy this below and share it with EVERYONE you know!Act of 1871, February 21: Congress Passes an Act to Provide a Government forthe District of Columbia, also known as the Act of 1871.With no constitutional authority to do so, Congress creates a separate form ofgovernment for the District of Columbia, a ten mile square parcel of land (see,Acts of the Forty-first Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62).The act — passed when the country was weakened