Virginia House of Burgesses

Video Segment |07:48

Virginia House of Burgesses

Video Segment |07:48

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first meeting about democracy in the colonies pushing them further away from England. They wanted to be equal and a place where the common man had as much oppurtunity as the wealthy. The officials were elected by any freeman in the colonies. With the religious diversity that the Puritans brought to the colonies, it brought the seperation of church and state and freedom of speech.


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