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April 1607
April 10 (Tuesday)  

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

April 1614
April 15 (Tuesday)  
John Rolf

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

July 1619
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
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
June 27 (Monday)  

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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