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Virginia- Shaan and Thomas

  1. 1. Why you should visit By: Shaan and Thomas Virginia
  2. 2. Fun Facts <ul><li>Nickname: Old Dominion/ Mother of Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Bird: Cardinal </li></ul><ul><li>Flower: Dogwood Flower </li></ul><ul><li>Tree: Dogwood Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Landmarks: Masonic Temple, Mt. Vernon, Monticello, Arlington National Cemetery </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geography <ul><li>What type of land? </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia has five regions- the Tidewater region, the Piedmont region, the Valley and Ridge region, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Appalachian Plateau. Virginia has mountains, hills, and flat land. </li></ul><ul><li>Where is it located? </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia is bordered by Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the Chesapeake Bay. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Facts <ul><li>Capital: Richmond </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 8,096,604 </li></ul><ul><li>Statehood: June 25 th , 1788 </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicities who live there- Virginia’s population includes Latinos, African Americans, white Americans, and Asian Americans.* </li></ul><ul><li>* See graph on slide 8 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Industries and Agriculture <ul><li>Virginia’s industry includes transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, printing, electric equipment, and chemicals. Virginia’s Agriculture includes cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs and soybeans. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of the State <ul><li>Virginia became a state on June 25 th , 1788. </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia was one of the original Thirteen Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Part of The Confederate States of America </li></ul><ul><li>Richmond, VA, was the capital of the Confederacy </li></ul><ul><li>West VA split off of VA to join the Union during the Civil War </li></ul>
  7. 7. What to do in Virginia <ul><li>Day 1: On Day 1, we arrive in Richmond International Airport. We stay the night at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: On Day 2, we drive to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement. Afterwards, we eat dinner at nearby Williamsburg, and stay the night at Great Wolf Lodge. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3: On Day 3, we drive west and visit the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and then we drive to Williamsburg International Airport and go home. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ethnicities
  9. 9. Thank You!

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