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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.

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the chief author of Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1776-79, elected Governor of Virginia in 1779 and 1780, Associate Envoy to France in 1784, Minister to French Court in 1785, US Secretary of State from 1789-1793, Vice President of US from 1791-1801, President of the US from 1801-1809 and established the University of Virginia in 1810. He was one of the most brilliant men of his time.

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Jamestown Colony

These cootie catchers/ fortune tellers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the early American Colony Jamestown Virginia. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.These cootie catchers contain the following vocabulary terms: John Smith, King James I, John Rolfe and Pocahontas, Charter of the Virginia Company, Christopher Newport, Sir Thomas Gates, The House of Burgesses, Chief Powhatan

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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."

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Carter Braxton, Father of 18 and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Carter Braxton was born on September 10, 1736, at Newington Plantation in Livingston, Virginia. He was the son of George Braxton, Jr., and of Mary Carter, who died just seven days after givi…

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President George Washington The lone medal he wears was from the Society of Cincinatti, founded in 1783 for officers who served in the Revolutionary War. The ceremonial sword is reputed to have been sent to Washington in 1780 by Frederick the Great with a verbal message: “From the oldest General in the World to the Greatest”.

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

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Served as the 3rd PresidentAffiliation: Democratic-Republican Party2015 Presidential Ranking: 5Previous Positions: Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, Member of Continental Congress, Governor of Virginia, Member of Continental Congress, Minister to France, Secretary of State, Vice President (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images) via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more…

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

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