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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Virginia's Bright Day



June 25th is an important date in Virginia's history. It was on June 25th 1788 that Virginia ratified thee U.S. constitution and was admitted as the 10th state of the Union. Previously located in the state of Virginia were several Indian tribes. The Powhatan, Monacan, Manahoac, Nahyssan, Occaneechi, Susquehanna, Cherokee and Nottaway were present when the first European explorers arrived. 
Sir Walter Raleigh was granted permission from England's Queen Elizabeth I to establish a colony in 1584. Several early expeditions to the New World would fail because they were not adequately prepared. King James I charted thee Virginia company to create a colony in Virginia. Virginia would be the first permanent english settlement in America and it would begin in Jamestown in May 1607. 


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