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Virginia Lesson, Page 3

Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's Home


  • Monticello was Thomas Jefferson's home. Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the main writer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

  • Jefferson designed the home. Monticello means little mountain in Italian.

  • The home is now a museum.


Pentagon Building - Department of Defense

Pentagon Building

  • The Pentagon is a five-sided building located in Arlington, Virginia. It is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • On September 11, 2001, the Pentagon was attacked by a highjacked plane. The crash killed 189 people - 125 Pentagon workers and 64 passengers.


Virginia Beach - Largest City in Virginia

Virginia Beach

  • Virginia Beach is the most populated city in Virginia. In 2008, over 440,000 people lived there.

  • Virginia Beach is a resort city. It has miles of beautiful beaches and lots of hotels and restaurants.

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