The First Successful Settlement Of The United States

1959 Words Apr 17th, 2015 8 Pages
Many people do not realize the way history has impacted today’s life and find it a waste of time to be learning. When really our lives would not be anything near to what they are today. Jamestown was founded in the year 1607 and was the first successful settlement in America. Due to its success many more settlers came to America from Great Britain. Jamestown taught settlers what was needed to be a successful settlement which then caused more and more growth in America. It was an example for other settlers to use and create other settlements and caused states to be created and for population to grow, which is a big factor in all of history and today without this we would have not created the US. Virginia House of Burgesses was the first representative assembly in the Americas. This meant people began to vote for representatives. This assembly was created in 1619. From this point on until now any government officials are elected. Without this we would still have a monarch type of government where the people had no say on who they would want to represent them. The Mayflower Compact was signed by 41 male pilgrims in the year 1620. This was the first from of self-government in America. Meaning majority rule and people had the right to vote on laws or punishments. Without the Mayflower Compact the U.S may have still been run by a king and would not be able to say what laws and punishments we agree and disagree on. This was one of the first steps to escaping the monarch and…
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