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April 1607
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April 10 (Tuesday)  
JamesTown

1606 the Virginia Joint-stock company was given a charter.Jamestown was settled in 1607 by John Smith.

April 1614
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April 15 (Tuesday)  
John Rolf

He learned to grow a type of tobacco using seeds from the West Indies 

July 1619
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July 30 (Tuesday)  
House of Burgesses

On July 30,1619 the House of Burgesses met for the first time in a church in Jamestown. It was the first representative meeting.

April 1620
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April 8 (Wednesday)  
Mayflower Compact

The first formal document, that provided law and order to the Plymouth colony. The Mayflower Compact was written by the pilgrims

June 1639
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June 27 (Monday)  
F-O-C

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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