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The House of Burgesses was established by the Virginia Company in Jamestown, Va. This was the first assembly of elected representatives in the new colonies. It was also the first step towards independence and American Democracy as we know it.

July 30, 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

July 1619 – In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

After his arrival in Jamestown in 1619, Governor George Yeardley immediately gave notice that the Virginia colony would establish a legislative assembly. This assembly, the House of Burgesses, first met on July 30, 1619.

After his arrival in Jamestown in Governor George Yeardley immediately gave notice that the Virginia colony would establish a legislative assembly. This assembly, the House of Burgesses, first met on July

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Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses, painted by Peter F. Rothermel in A painting of Patrick Henry's "If this be treason, make the most of it!" speech against the Stamp Act of Peter F.

House of Burgesses · George Washington's Mount Vernon

House of Burgesses - Williamsburg. Washington was first elected to public office…

The Virginia House of Burgesses

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first representative government in North America.

Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Harrison V - Quotes and sayings. Quotes by Benjamin Harrison V and other US Founding Fathers.

Thomas Harris, Sr. (1585 - 1658) - Genealogy, son of Sir William Harris and Alice Smith. Died in Virginia USA. He was a Captain in the Charles City regiment in 1623 against the Indians, was a member of the House of Burgesses from Charles City Co. and then from Henrico. His first wife was Adria Gurgancy in England. Their daughter, Mary Harris b. 1625? married Col. Thomas Ligon of Henrico Co. VA. (Percy/Harris/Ligon line)

Thomas Harris, Sr. (1585 - 1658) - Genealogy, son of Sir William Harris and Alice Smith. Died in Virginia USA. He was a Captain in the Charles City regiment in 1623 against the Indians, was a member of the House of Burgesses from Charles City Co. and then from Henrico. His first wife was Adria Gurgancy in England. Their daughter, Mary Harris b. 1625? married Col. Thomas Ligon of Henrico Co. VA. (Percy/Harris/Ligon line)

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