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The Virginia House of Burgesses /ˈbɜːrdʒəsɪz/ was the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. The House was established by ...

The House of Burgesses [ushistory.org]


Although many differences separated Spain and France from England, perhaps the factor that contributed most to distinct paths of colonization was the form of ...

House of Burgesses · George Washington's Mount Vernon


George Washington served in the Virginia House of Burgesses for fifteen years before the American Revolution. After a failed bid for a seat in December 1755, ...

House of Burgesses - United States American History


The role of House of Burgesses in the history of the United States of America.

First legislative assembly in America - Jul 30, 1619 - HISTORY.com


In Jamestown, Virginia, the first elected legislative assembly in the New World– the House of Burgesses–convenes in the choir of the town's church. Earlier that ...

House of Burgesses | Virginian government | Britannica.com


May 5, 2015 ... House of Burgesses, representative assembly in colonial Virginia, which was the first elective governing body in a British overseas possession.

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The House of Burgesses meeting in the Capitol. After fire destroyed (for the third time) the Jamestown Statehouse in 1698, the burgesses decided to move the ...

House of Burgesses | Define House of Burgesses at Dictionary.com


House of Burgesses definition, the assembly of representatives in colonial Virginia. See more.

The First General Assembly | Historic Jamestowne


This General Assembly consisted of the Governor, his council, and 22 representatives serving as a House of Burgesses elected by the inhabitants of these towns ...

Virginia House Of Burgesses: Definition & Importance - Video ...


Dec 4, 2014 ... The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative body in British North America. Learn about the creation of the House, the House's ...

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The Virginia House of Burgesses - Social Studies for Kids


The first legislature anywhere in the English colonies in America was in Virginia. This was the House of Burgesses, and it first met on July 30, 1619, at a church ...

House of Burgesses - Encyclopedia Virginia


Feb 6, 2012 ... The House of Burgesses was an assembly of elected representatives from Virginia that met from 1643 to 1776. This democratically elected ...

House of Burgesses *** - Colonial America


Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses. This article on the House of Burgesses provides fast facts and information about the early government in ...