By: Jiwon Byun


My presentation will be about Virginia including the following things:

  • Virginia's quick facts.
  • Virginia's colonial history.
  • Virginia's weird laws.

I hope you will enjoy my presentation.

Virginia's Quickfacts

  • Capital-Richmond
  • Flower/tree-Flowering Dogwood
  • Bird-Cardinal
  • Song-"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny"
  • Joined Union-10th state
  • Population-8.326 million
  • Area-42,769
  • Abbreviation-VA
  • Nickname-Old Dominon;Mother of Presidents

Virginia's colonial history

  • 1607-Beginning of Virginia began when settlers arrived in Jamestown.
  • 1611-John Rolfe introduces tobacco seeds.
  • 1776-Thomas Jefferson writes the Declaration of Independence. Therefore, America becomes a free country. (Virginia becomes the 10th state in the U.S.
  • 1789-George Washington becomes the 1st U.S president.

Virginia's weird laws

  • Culpeper-no one may wash a mule on a sidewalk.
  • Prince William County-it is illegal to have a skunk as a pet.
  • Richmond-it is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for coffee.
  • Victoria-it is illegal to skate down the sidewalk of main street.
  • Waynesboro-it is illegal for a woman to drive up a car up main street unless her husband is in the front of a car waving a red flag.


My report has been about Virginia. In my report, I have talked about Virginia's quick facts, Virginia's colonial history, and Virginia's weird laws. I hope your head is filled with facts about Virginia, and that you have enjoyed my presentation.