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Transcript of Virginia
Virginia, The Old Dominion State
* In 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh names Va. after Queen Elizabeth I, the virgin Queen
*In 1602 Jamestown is established
*In 1788 Va. becomes the 10th state
*West Virginia breaks away from Virginia in 1863
*Virginia has 3,315 miles of shoreline that is about the same distance from Seattle to Miami
*Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest estuaries in the world
*Va. has two main land regions
*The East is part of the coastal plains (also called Tidewater)
*The land is very flat in the Coastal Plains (it is very close to sealevel)
*There are 63 endangered species living in Virginia (including both plants and animals)
*9 U.S. presidents were born in Va. including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Tyler.
*Va. capitol building in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson
*In Richmond it's illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who buys coffee
*Va.'s state flower is the Dogwood
*Va.'s state tree is the Dogwood
*Va.'s state bird is the Cardinal
*Va.'s state beverage is milk
*Va.'s state shell is the Oyster
*Va.'s state butterfly is the Tiger Swallowtail
Our economic location is the Pentagon. It is located in Arlington Va. The Pentagon is run by the government. It is the headquarters of the U.S.A. department of defense. 24,000 employees work at the pentagon, Including Aspen's Dad. As one of the world's largest office buildings, it has a floor space of 3,705,793 square feet.
Our political location is Richmond. It is the capitol of Va. It is the 4th most populated city in Va. It started out as an important village in the Powhatan confederacy.
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Our choice location is the William and Mary college. Gabrielle's Dad, Jerry went there. It was founded in 1693. It is the 2nd oldest college in America. It is located in Williamsburg.
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Our geographic location is Mt.Rogers. There are alot of things to do like camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. The mountain was named after William Barton Rogers, the first Virginian state geologist.
*Manufacturing of foods, electrical equipment, and chemicals are the largest industries in Va.
*The Hampton Roads area has the largest amount of military people and bases in the world
*A third of the land in Va. is used for farming
*Tourism earns over 21 billion dollars a year
The capitol of the state of Virginia is Richmond.
The state's abbreviation is Va.The Governor of Virginia is Terry McAuliffe (Democrat).
The Senators of Va. are Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (Democrats). The state's population is 8,185,867.
Colonial Williamsburg is like a living history museum. It includes buildings dating from 1699-1780. There you can experience all kinds of fun learning activities and what it felt like to live in the colonial times. In 1699 the capitol of Va.'s colony moved to Willlimsburg a city that became the capitol of Great Britain's richest colony.
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The distance between the William and Mary college and Colonial Williamsburg is 1.7 miles. The distance between the Pentagon and Mt. Rogers is 362.2 miles!