††† The state capital of Virginia is a Richmond.
The state insect is called the Tiger Swallow tail butterfly. I think itís a
very interesting name for a butterfly. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration
of independence there. The famous boat is The Chesapeake bay Dead rise.
††† Virginia is known as a mid Atlantic state.
The Piedmont is in the middle of Virginia.
The eastern part of Virginia is flat and sandy
and the western part of Virginia
is covered with mountains.
††† Some people of have
European backgrounds, African American backgrounds, Native American
backgrounds, Hispanic American, and Asian American backgrounds.
††† English explorers
claimed the region and named it Virginia they
built Jamestown on the James
placed heavy taxes on the colonist in the 1760ís. Leaders from different
colonies come together. George Washington became head of the continental army
and was born in Virginia.
In 1781 the British surrendered at York
††† Some jobs they have are
working for government, making goods. Mining and farming.
††† The revolutionary wars
last battle was fought at York town in Virginia. In 2001 Nearly
200 people at the pentagon got killed. The civil war was fought in Virginia.