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Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth, who was often called the "Virgin Queen." The region of Virginia was the first in the New World to be settled by the English. It is one of the original 13 colonies, and the 10th to ratify the constitution, which it did in 1788. The state is nicknamed the "Mother of Presidents," as there were 8 presidents born there, including George Washington. During the Civil War, Virginia seceded from the nation, joining with the other southern states to preserve state''s rights. Many of the battles in the Civil War were fought in this state and there are many historic sites and museums dedicated to the war in the state. The Appomattox Court House, the site where Lee surrendered to Grant, is located in Virginia. Historically, tobacco was a major cash crop in Virginia, and it remains so today, though soybeans are a larger commodity. Peanuts, apples and corn also contribute greatly to the economy of the state. The state also has a great deal of jobs in the technologies and exports a great deal of computer chips. There are a number of government organizations headquartered in Virginia as well, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, all of which provide many jobs for the residents of this state. Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is one of the larger cities in the state, though Virginia Beach is the largest city. Richmond is home to a number of well-known universities, including Virginia Union University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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