The Commonwealth of Virginia is a Southeastern state on the Atlantic Coast in the United States of America. It is named in honor of Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen because she never married. The Virginia Colony was the first part of the Americas to be continuously inhabited by colonists from its founding as a European colony up to the American Revolution.
Virginia was one of the epicenters of the Revolution; many of the country's early political and military leaders called Virginia home. It maintained its prominence for much the country's early history after independence. Virginia joined the Confederate States during the American Civil War; Richmond became the CSA's capital. Part of the state counter-seceded, forming the state of West Virginia.
Virginia in Trail of GloryEdit
Virginia remained a pivotal state in the fledgling United States during the first decades of the 19th Century. Many of the country's movers and shakers hailed from Virginia.
After learning about the American Revolution, King Charles I decided to sell all of England's North American colonies, Virginia included, to France. The French government made Virginia the landing spot for new settlers.