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Virginia dynasty definition

A phrase from the nineteenth century; it points out that four of the first five presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe) were from Virginia.

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  • Satirical allusions to the "virginia dynasty" were long common in the Northern newspapers.

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