On This Day in 1788: Virginia enters statehood

On This Day in 1788: Virginia enters statehood
Virginia entered statehood on June 25, 1788. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On June 25, 1788, Virginia entered statehood and became the 10th state in “these United States.”

But why do we call Virginia a “commonwealth” and not a “state”? Learn more about that quirky history and Virginia’s journey to becoming a state on NBC12′s “How We Got Here” podcast.

Miss an episode? Listen to the first three weeks here:

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