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.

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The Virginia House of Burgesses                              …

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.

House of Burgesses

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.

The House of Burgesses [ushistory.org]

The House of Burgesses

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.

The House of Burgesses [ushistory.org]

The House of Burgesses [ushistory.org]

Richard Cocke was several times a member of the House of Burgesses and County Lieutenant of Henrico. He amased...

Richard Cocke was several times a member of the House of Burgesses and County Lieutenant of Henrico. He amased.

Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.. "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"

Patrick Henry before the House of Burgesses on March in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" These are Patriots!

Colonial Capitol Building in Williamsburg: The elegant House of Burgess's capitol building at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia housed the pre-Revolutionary Colonial Legislature of Virginia Colony. (Photo Credit: © David Muench/CORBIS)

Colonial Capitol Building in Williamsburg: The elegant House of Burgess's capitol building at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia housed the pre-Revolutionary Colonial Legislature of Virginia Colony. (Photo Credit: © David Muench/CORBIS)

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