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- 1 Parent topics
- 2 Subtopics
- 2.1 Principal cities and counties
- 2.2 Politics and government
- 2.3 Social, cultural, and educational
- 2.4 Industry and agriculture
- 2.5 Geographical and geological features
- 2.6 Noteworthy places
- 2.7 People
- 2.8 Federal
- 2.9 Virginia state history
- 3 Other related topics
- 4 Bot-suggested topics
- United States of America : Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada.
- Confederate States of America : Government formed by eleven southern states of the United States between 1861 and 1865, during the American Civil War.
- Colonial America : The eastern United States and parts of Canada from the time of European settlement to the time of the American Revolution.
Principal cities and counties
- Alexandria, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Arlington, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Fairfax, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Fredricksburg, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Charlottesville, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Hampton, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Mclean, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Newport News, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Norfolk, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Oakton, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Petersburg, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Portsmouth, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Richmond, Virginia : Capital of the U.S. State of Virginia; was the capital of the Confederate States of America
- Roanoke, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Vienna, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Virginia Beach, Virginia : Add brief definition or description
- Winchester, Virginia : A city in the northern part of the state of Virginia in the United States, near the larger area of Manassas, Virginia, located strategically in the Shenandoah Valley and the site of multiple battles in the American Civil War
Politics and government
- Mark R. Warner : U.S. Senator, (D-Virginia); Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Director, Atlantic Council; Moderate Dems Working Group; former Governor of Virginia and technology executive
- Jim Webb : U.S. Senator (D-Virginia); Senate Armed Services Committee; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs; Joint Economic Committee; Secretary of the Navy in the Ronald Reagan administration; United States Naval Academy graduate and U.S. Marine Corps officer decorated for combat in the Vietnam War
U.S. House of Representatives
- Rick Boucher : U.S. Representative (D-Virginia); House Energy and Commerce Committee: chair, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee on Energy and Environment; House Judiciary Committee: Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee; opposed H.R. 3962 health care bill; Co-chair, Congressional Internet Caucus
- Eric Cantor : U.S. Representative (R-Virginia), U.S. House Minority Whip; House Committee on Ways and Means; Republican Study Committee; Congressional Internet Caucus
- Gerry Connolly : U.S. Representative (D-Virginia); New Democrat Coalition
- J. Randy Forbes : U.S. Representative (R-Virginia) 4th; House Judiciary Committee; House Armed Services Committee; Congressional China Caucus; chair, Congressional Prayer Caucus; Congressional Internet Caucus
- Bob Goodlatte : U.S. Representative (R-Virginia); House Judiciary Committee; House Agriculture Committee; Chairman, House Republican High Technology Working Group; Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus; Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus; Republican Policy Committee
- Jim Moran : U.S. Representative(D-Virginia); Member, New Democrat Coalition; Congressional Progressive Caucus; 0% "true liberal" 2008 rating from American Conservative Union
- Glenn Nye : U.S. Representative (D- Virginia), U.S. House Armed Services Committee
- Tom Perriello : U.S. Representative (D-Virginia) for the generally conservative 5th District; positions himself as a populist
- Bobby Scott : U.S. Representative, (D-Virginia), U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor; House Judiciary Committee
- Rob Wittman : U.S. Representative (R-Virginia), U.S. House Armed Services Committee
- Frank Wolf : U.S. Representative (R-Virginia); House Appropriations Committee: ranking minority member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, Subcommittee on Transportation, Subcommitee on Housing and Urban Development; Congressional Caucus on Bosnia; co-chair, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; co-chair Congressional Sudan Caucus; Congressional Internet Caucus
Social, cultural, and educational
- University of Virginia : One of the oldest public universities in the U.S., founded by Thomas Jefferson
- College of William and Mary : Add brief definition or description
- George Mason University : Add brief definition or description
Industry and agriculture
- Tobacco : A plant genus of the family solanaceae. Members contain nicotine and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for smoking.
- Semiconductor : A substance (usually a solid) with electrical conductivity intermediate between metals and insulators.
Geographical and geological features
- Atlantic Ocean : Second largest ocean in the world; separates the Americas from Europe and Africa.
- Blue Ridge Mountains : Add brief definition or description
- Chesapeake Bay : One of the major estuaries of the eastern seaboard of the United States.
- James River : Add brief definition or description
- Potomac River : Add brief definition or description
- Shenandoah River : Add brief definition or description
- Mount Vernon : Add brief definition or description
- Museum of the Confederacy : Add brief definition or description
- George Washington : First President of the United States (1789-1797) and commander in chief of the Continental Army.
- Thomas Jefferson : (1743-1826) Third President of the United States; author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; father of the University of Virginia
- John Randolph of Roanoke : Add brief definition or description
- Nathanael Greene : A general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution; he became one of George Washington's most trusted aides.
- Richard Henry Lee : Add brief definition or description
American Civil War
- Robert E. Lee : (1807-1870) American soldier who became the outstanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War and a postwar icon of the South's "lost cause."
- Pentagon Building : Headquarters office building of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as a symbol of the U.S. military
- Naval Base Norfolk : Add brief definition or description
- Central Intelligence Agency : The principal civilian intelligence organization of the United States, specializing in all-source intelligence analysis, clandestine human-source intelligence, and covert action.
- Fort Myer : Add brief definition or description
- Arlington National Cemetery : The most prestigious American military cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.; the Tomb of the Unknowns is here
- Changing of the Guard : A short, formal military ceremony in which the guard, or official watch guarding an edifice or monument is changed at regular intervals
- Henderson Hall : Add brief definition or description
- Marine Corps Base Quantico : Add brief definition or description
- National Reconnaissance Office : An agency of the United States intelligence community, which designs, procures, launches, and operates intelligence satellites and certain aircraft/UAV platforms. It does not analyze their output.
- Naval Weapons Laboratory Dahlgren : Add brief definition or description
- Camp Peary : Add brief definition or description
- Langley Air Force Base : Add brief definition or description
- Langley Research Center : Add brief definition or description
- Fort Monroe : Add brief definition or description
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit : Located in Richmond, Virginia, the intermediate Federal appellate court for the mid-Atlantic area of the United States
- Wallops Flight Facility : Add brief definition or description
Virginia state history
- Virginia, history : Add brief definition or description
- American Revolution : The political and military action of the American colonists who overthrew British control between 1763-1789.
American Civil War
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- Battle of Bull Run : Add brief definition or description
- Battle of Hampton Roads : Fought in March 1862 during the American Civil War, the first combat between steam-powered armored warships, CSS Virginia and USS Monitor
- Siege of Petersburg : A series of military operations, from mid-June, 1864 to April 1, 1865, in the area around Richmond, Virginia and Petersburg, Virginia; more a positional or trench campaign than a classic siege of an urban area;
- Eugenics : The general name for a series of ostensibly scientific claims about inheritance among humans, which sought to eliminate traits, such as "imbecility" or criminal behavior, by selective sterilization, regulation of family size, and restrictions on who could marry whom.
- 9-11 Attack : The largest terrorist attack on the continental United States, occurring on September 11, 2001, using hijacked airliners as suicide weapons against major buildings.
- Annapolis Conference : A gathering of delegates from five of the states of the United States, held in Annapolis, Maryland in 1786.
Associated U.S. states
States of the Confederacy
Original Thirteen colonies
- Maryland : A State on the Eastern coast of the USA.
- North Carolina : A state in the southeastern region of the United States
- Washington, D.C. : The city in the District of Columbia where resides the principal government offices of the United States.
- West Virginia : 35th state of the USA
- CALPUFF air pollution dispersion model : An advanced, integrated Gaussian puff modeling system for the simulation of air pollution dispersion.
- Christian Right : A number of contemporary right-wing political movements that are specifically Christian, which advocate socially conservative values in politics and the popular culture }
- Elinor Smith : (1911) a pioneering American aviatrix, once known as "The Flying Flapper of Freeport". She was the first woman test pilot for both Fairchild and Bellanca.
- Hampton Roads : A region of eastern Virginia, with a coast on the Chesapeake Bay, including Norfolk, Williamsburg, Newport News, and Portsmouth
- Herbert Hoover : US President from 1929 to 1933. }
- James Currie : (1756-1805) The first editor and first major biographer of Robert Burns, and believed to be responsible for the probably inaccurate account of Burns as a feckless alcoholic.
- James Pierson Beckwourth : Add brief definition or description
- John Brown : (1800-59) American abolitionist who led a raid on the U.S. federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry and was hanged for his efforts, becoming a martyr in the antislavery fight as a result.
- John Dickinson : (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808) American lawyer and politician who was a militia officer during the American Revolution, a representative to the Continental Congress, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787.
- Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions : Add brief definition or description
- Kilmer Middle School : Public school located in Fairfax County, Virginia.
- Kinston Indians : Add brief definition or description
- Quebec Act : A 1774 Act of the British Parliament setting out procedures of governance in the Province of Quebec.
- Reconstruction : The attempt from 1865 to 1877 in American history to resolve the issues of the American Civil War.