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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.

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Conference House of Burgesses

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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The American Revolution - (Patrick Henry) atrick Henry is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. Listen to "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" The House was undecided on whether to mobilize for military action against the encroaching British military force, and Henry argued in favor of mobilization.

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My 9th GGF Thomas Jordan, the son of Samuel Jordan was a member of the Houses of Burgesses from Warroquoiacke in the years 1629, 1631, and 1632. He was Commissioner in 1627.

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