Many people and events contributed to Virginia history.
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Being able to compare and contrast helps in understanding important similarities and differences between people, places, events, and times in Virginia’s history.
Harry F. Byrd, Sr., as governor of Virginia, was known for a “Pay As You Go” policy for road improvements, and he modernized Virginia state government.
Maggie L. Walker was the first African American woman in the United States to establish a bank and become a bank president.
Many individuals from Virginia have had a political, social, and/or economic impact on life in Virginia during the twentieth century and beyond.