The Virginia Company sends settlers to build a colony in North America First settlement by John Smith
John Rolfe learned to grow a type of tobacco using seeds from the West Indies. Virginia began to prosper due to tobacco being grown and sold.
House of Burgesses met for the first time in a church in Jamestown. First Representative Government
The Mayflower Compact pledged their loyalty to England and promises to obey the laws. The Mayflower Compact was written by William Bradford and was a necessary step in the development of Representative Government in America.
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was the first written constitution in America. It was written by Thomas Hooker and it described the organization of Representative Government in detail.