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On This Day in 1788: Virginia enters statehood

Virginia entered statehood on June 25, 1788.
Virginia entered statehood on June 25, 1788.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2020 at 9:45 AM EDT
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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. We’re going back to Episode 4 of Season 1:

Missed an episode? Listen to all three seasons here.

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