Virginia is one of the well-known states in the United States. It also officially referred to as the commonwealth Virginia in the United States, while its nickname is the ‘Old Dominion’. It is believed that Virginia got this nickname from the fact that it is a former dominion of the American Crown. Virginia is found on the south of the Atlantic region of America. Virginia is one of the significant States in the United States. Its significance is seen both in its tourism benefits, geographical relevance, as well as, the political relevance amongst others. This paper is going to focus on the role that Virginia played in the establishment of the new political system of the United States
The fact that there was a need for the United States to have a stronger federal government required drafting of some new laws. However, after the drafting of the constitution many people were not happy by the fact that the Constitution did not comprise a bill of rights, which would obviously reckon the rights of the citizens of America and empower the courts, as well as, the opinion of the public to protect the human rights from the cruel government. The Virginia Ratifying Convention that had been lured to support the drafted constitution approved the Constitution and implemented it with the notion that the leading Congress that was under the new government would endeavor to include the bill of rights in the constitution. However, with major people raising from Virginia raising concern on the importance of equality and human rights, there was a need for the Constitution to be revised and amended ( Peaslee, 115).
Additionally, Virginia was home to most of the US presidents. These presidents were the same presidents who were responsible for the drafting, amending and revising of the constitution. The fact that Virginia was home to the most presidents of the United States means that Virginia played a big role in the creation of the new government systems in the US (Peaslee, 107). The entire new system was based on the laws of Virginia. The Virginia Laws instigated the creation of the new government system that was an important long waited event. The State government of Virginia was successful in the way it was administering its counties and all citizens in general. It played the role of advocating for the constitution amendment, as well as, the creation of the new government.
In conclusion, it is evident that Virginia played a major role in the establishment of the new governmental system of the United States. It is clear that the creation of the new government was based on the Virginia law making body. Furthermore, the expertise for the same was from Virginia considering the fact that most of the US presidents were originated from Virginia.
Peaslee, Liliokanaio. Virginia Government: Institutions and Policy. , 2014. Print.