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jul 30, 1619 - The House of Burgesses formed

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The first legislative body in the colonies. The members were elected by the people in each county-- two representatives, or "Burgusses," per county, to act on the citizens behalf in the government. This was the basis for our democratic style of government.

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Colonization of the Americas

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jul 30, 1619
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~ 399 years ago
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