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Federal Reserve Bank System 12 Reserve Banks, together with the Board of Governors in Washington D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. HQ: Federal Reserve System Eccles Building in Washington D.C. (Central Bank of the USA) 1. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2. Federal Reserve Bank of New York 3. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 4. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 5. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 6. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 7. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 8. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 9. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 10. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 11. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 12. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Microsoft headquarters The headquarters of Microsoft Corporation - the world's biggest software developer - are located in Redmond, Washington. NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) headquarters are located in Washington DC. NASA Centers have special duties and are located in throughout the USA. It was established on July 29, 1958 - On October 1, 2008 NASA celebrates its official 50th Anniversary! International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters - a subsidiary of the Worldbank - are located in Washington D.C. Inauguration Day 2009 The Inauguration Day 2009 takes place on January 20 at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States. The White House The White House in Washington DC is the official residence of the President of the United States. HBO Concert "We are One" On January 18, 2009 HBO aired the Live concert "We are One" for Barack Obama. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated with the next president of the USA at the Lincoln Memorial. United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the legislative branch of the US government. It is located on the capitol hill in Washington D.C. Institutionen in den USA Die wichtigsten Institutionen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum opened on February 11, 1938. Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor holding patents covering the creation or refinements of devices in telegraphy and telephony, electric power generation and lighting, sound recording, motion pictures, storage batteries, and mining and cement technology. For 10 years Edison worked on this place and applied for about 400 patents. World Bank Group The World Bank Group is located in Washington D.C.. It was founded in 1945 to reconstruct the countries that were involved in World War II. Their mission is to reduce global poverty. Nowadays the "Bank" has five agencies: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) International Development Association (IDA) International Finance Corporation (IFC) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Liberty Memorial Liberty Memorial with "The National World War I Museum" in Kansas City, Missouri. Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters are located in Washington DC. "FBI" also stands for "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity". The FBI is the domestic intelligence agency of the United States. Watergate complex The Watergate complex in Washington DC is well known for the Watergate scandal during Richard Nixon's presidency. It was built in 1962. Washington Monument Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is a 169.294 meters (555 feet) tall obelisk dedicated to George Washington. Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court of the United States is located in Washington DC. It was established in 1789. George Washington Birthplace National Monument George Washington was born here on February 22, 1732 and remained on this plantation until age 3. He returned as a teenager while studying surveying. Marine Corps War Memorial The Marine Corps War Memorial was built in 1954 to remember all soldiers of the United States Marine Corps killed in action. Its design is based on a popular photo of the "Battle of Iwo Jima" in WWII. It is located near Arlington National Cemetery. I Have a Dream Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther's "I Have a Dream" speech, which was held on August 28, 1963 at the Washington D.C. Civil Rights March.