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What is the name of the first legislative body that included members elected by citizens
Why is the Virginia House of Burgesses special?
It was the first elected legislative body in America
What made the Virginia Assembly so special?
It was North America's first legislative body with members elected by the people
What three parts made up the Virginia Assembly?
citizen representatives, the governor's council, and the governor
What did the first charter of the Virginia Company of London do?
It established companies to begin colonies in the new world.
What did the charter allow the Virginia Company of London to do?
The right to establish a settlement in North America
What type of rights were extended to colonists by the charters?
English Rights (like a citizen of England)
What was another reason for England to start a colony in the New World?
It could give England raw materials that could not be grown or obtained in England
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