I grew up watching SchoolHouse Rock. The fact that I can still recite a phrase or two is a testament to the staying power of their catchy tunes. One entitled “No More Kings” was just that for a season, but from what I am learning, ceased to be in 1871.
The National Archives states the following:
In 1802 the first government of the District of Columbia consisted of a mayor, appointed by the President of the United States, and a city council, elected by the residents. The city council was given the right in 1812 to elect the mayor of Washington, and in 1820 the elections was put in the hands of the people. In 1871, however, Congress acted to abolish the Corporations of Washington and Georgetown and the levy court of Washington County in favor of a territorial form of government.
The Merriam-Webster definition of a territory to clarify – a geographic area (such as a colonial possession) dependent on an external government but having some degree of autonomy.
The Two US Constitutions summarizes the logistics very clearly.
I think events are in motion to send us back to the true meaning of the Constitution. This has been prophesied over the years and I believe is coming to pass before our very eyes.