Philadelphia was the financial and cultural center of colonial America and of the early American republic. Because of its central location, the city was selected as the location for the Continental Congress, and served as the national capital from 1790 until 1800, when the federal government was moved to Washington, D.C.
Thomas Jefferson visited Philadelphia in 1766 to be inoculated against smallpox; in 1775, 1776, 1782, 1783, and 1784, as a member of Congress. He also lived there during the years 1790-1794, as Secretary of State; and in 1797-1800, as Vice President.
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