Was New York City the capital of United States and if so when?
any information would be appreciated
New York was the capital during the administrations of George Washington and John Adams. Washington, D.C. was still being built then. The government moved to the new capital late in Adam's term, in 1800 I think. Michael Montagne New York City was the capital before it was moved to Philadelphia in 1790. It was 1785 to 1790