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Unformatted text preview: University of Virginia - The University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson, was chartered in 1819 and first opened its doors in 1825. With its main campus in Charlottesville, the University remains a prime example of Jefferson's neoclassical architectural vision. Virginia Assembly - The Virginia Assembly coalesced in the dissolution of the House of Burgesses, functioning as the commonwealth's first completely autonomous legislature. From its initial formation in the early days of the Revolutionary War, the Virginia Assembly has been a bastion of states rights and a benchmark of state government in general. Virginia Company - The Virginia Company was chartered in 1606 by King James I and VI of England and Scotland as a colonial venture along the Atlantic seaboard. Despite gradual economic progress, widespread casualties led to the loss of the charter in 1624...
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