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.

The House of Burgesses [ushistory.org]

The House of Burgesses

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected…

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative assembly of elected…

House of Burgesses -            List of members of the Virginia House of Burgesses://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_members_of_the_Virginia_House_of_Burgesses

House of Burgesses - List of members of the Virginia House of…

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!

Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1742-1747, 1748-1749

Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1742-1747, 1748-1749

The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York City on October 7, 1765, with nine colonies, represented by 27 delegates, in attendance; others would likely have participated if earlier notice had been provided. The delegates approved a 14-point Declaration of Rights and Grievances, formulated largely by John Dickinson of Pennsylvania. The statement echoed the recent resolves of the Virginia House of Burgesses, which argued that colonial taxation could only be carried on by their own assemblies.

The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York City on October 7, 1765, with nine colonies, represented by 27 delegates, in attendance; others would likely have participated if earlier notice had been provided. The delegates approved a 14-point Declaration of Rights and Grievances, formulated largely by John Dickinson of Pennsylvania. The statement echoed the recent resolves of the Virginia House of Burgesses, which argued that colonial taxation could only be carried on by their own assemblies.

This is the House of Burgesses located in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It was the lower house in the Colonial system of government during the mid 1700s. It emulated the British House of Commons in that its members were elected. It voted on legislation and conferred with the upper house. The House of Burgesses was certainly a seat of power for early Virginia politics.

During the Colonial era the was the Court House/House of Burgess located on Duke of Gloucester St. in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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 [ushistory.org]

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