Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States.
On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
During the War of 1812, the British invaded Washington, D.C. and burned the White House. The event marked the only time the White House was taken and America was invaded by a foreign power until the White House Siege 201 years later in 2013.
In 2013, D.C. suffered a crisis when an aerial assault by a North Korean terrorist organization called the Koreans for United Freedom (K.U.F.) resulted in the deaths of several civilians and Secret Service agents. The Washington Monument was also damaged and the White House was taken over by the K.U.F. moments later, resulting in the capture of President Benjamin Asher and several high-ranking U.S officials. However, with aid from the Pentagon, Secret Service agent Mike Banning was able to take out the K.U.F. and save President Asher along with Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan.