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In History
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  • Jamestown

    Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia.
  • The House of Burgesses

    The House of Burgesses
    The House of Burgesses, the first representative assembly in America, meets for the first time in Virginia. The first African slaves are brought to Jamestown.
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    Colonial population is estimated at 50,400
  • Plymouth Colony

    Plymouth Colony
    The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts was established by Pilgrims from England.
    Before disembarking from their ship, the Mayflower, 41 male passengers signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that forms the basis of the colony's government.
  • New York

    New York
    English seize New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and rename it New York.