Monday, August 24, 2015

Virginia


Virginia is a state on the east coast of the US, right on the Atlantic ocean.
It's nicknames are Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents, Mother of States, The Commonwealth and it's motto is Sic semper tyrannis which means Thus Always to Tyrants.

(from: wikipedia - virginia)

The flag of Virginia is blue, with the state seal on the front.
The state seal has one person standing on another person, and the words sic semper tyrannus, which means thus always to tyrants.

(from: wikipedia - flag and seal of virginia)

A famous Native American Pocahontas saved an early English settler named John Smith.

(from: wikipedia - pocahontas)

The Pentagon is a place where a lot of people work to help protect the US government

(from: wikipedia - the pentagon)

In the city of Chincoteague, every year they have a pony penning where they herd a bunch of ponies across the water.

(from: wikipedia - pony penning)

George Washington, the 1st president of the US in 1789, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - george washington)

Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the US in 1801, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - thomas jefferson)

James Madison, the 4th president of the US in 1809, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - james madison)

James Monroe, the 5th president of the US in 1817, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - james monroe)

William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the US in 1841, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - william henry harrison)

John Tyler, the 10th president of the US in 1841, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - john tyler)

Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the US in 1881, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - chester a. arthur)

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the US in 1913, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - woodrow wilson)

Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the US in 1923, was from Virginia.

(from: wikipedia - calvin coolidge)


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