1606 the Virginia Joint-stock company was given a charter.Jamestown was settled in 1607 by John Smith.
He learned to grow a type of tobacco using seeds from the West Indies
On July 30,1619 the House of Burgesses met for the first time in a church in Jamestown. It was the first representative meeting.
The first formal document, that provided law and order to the Plymouth colony. The Mayflower Compact was written by the pilgrims
This was the first written constitution in America, and it described the organization of representative government in detail. It was written by Thomas Hooker.
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