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Jamestown Colony PowerPoint Lesson

This is a visually-stunning, highly-engaging PowerPoint on Jamestown colony. Over 25 slides, it presents the background on the Virginia Company and its founding through the House of Burgesses and the growth of Jamestown.


Francis Lightfoot Lee, Virginia House of Burgesses …


Richard Henry Lee, Virginia House of Burgesses


In March 1775, Patrick Henry urged his fellow Virginians to arm in self-defense, closing his appeal (uttered at St. John's Church in Richmond, where the legislature was meeting) with the immortal words: "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."


"Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention in 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, he is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. Patrick Henry is one of my heros.


Patrick Henry circa 1764 in the House of Burgesses at the Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody.


House of Burgesses In April, 1619, GOVERNOR GEORGE YEARDLEY arrived in Virginia from England and announced that the Virginia Company had voted to abolish martial law and create a legislative assembly. It became the House of Burgesses — the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. The first assembly met on July 30, 1619, in the church at Jamestown.


Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife Abby Aldrich Rockefeller during Colonial Williamsburg's Restoration.