For decades, debate has raged over whether Washington, D.C. should legally become a state, which would allow its residents voting representation in Congress. The U.S. Constitution made D.C. the nation’s seat of government over 200 years ago, and some say a Constitutional amendment is the only way to make D.C. a state. Others say statehood can be achieved by simply redrawing district lines, or absorbing D.C. into the state of Maryland. Listen to learn more about what advocates and opponents of statehood are saying and then debate: should D.C. become the 51st state?
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