Why is Virginia nickname the mother of presidents?
Four of the first five U.S. Presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, were from Virginia, and there has never been a time from George Washington's first inauguration until now when Virginia was not the home state of the most U.S. presidents, although it was tied with Massachusetts during the presidency of John Adams.
Virginia has several, The Old Dominion, The Mother of Presidents, The Mother of States and The Cavalier State. The Old Dominion- Virginia is one of the oldest places that belonged to the British Crown. Mother of Presidents- the number of US Presidents that came from Virginia Mother of States- Several other states were once part of Virginia Cavalier State- goes back to the Cavaliers vs Roundheads in England.
Virginia was not only the home state of many US Presidents- it was the origin of many other states. Virginia has been called the "Mother of States" because she was the first of the states to be settled and because of the number of states that were "born" of the Virginia territory. West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and, even a part of Minnesota were all a part of the original Virginia territory