Visual Timeline: House of Burgesses

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1619 CE: House of Burgesses is convened; first English representational government in the Americas.
 
 
1619 CE - 1776 CE: Duration of the House of Burgesses, first English representational government in North America.
 
 
1642 CE: Legislative assembly separated into House of Burgesses and Council of State.
 
 
1776 CE: House of Burgesses becomes General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia; declares independence from Britain.
 
 
 
 
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