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Colonial Governments

House of Burgesses, Mayflower Compact, Both

formed in 1619 House of Burgesses
legislative body that was elected by the citizens both
written on October 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact
Only the males could serve both
Met in Jamestown then moved to Williamsburg House of Burgesses
11 districts that people were elected from House of Burgesses
The Joint Stock Company allowed the citizens to elect their own representatives House of Burgesses
made the rules for the colony both
met to discuss the colony business both
created out of necessity because they landed too far from Jamestown Mayflower Compact
all citizens pledged to follow and support the decisions made Mayflower Compact
had a religious purpose as well as governmental Mayflower Compact
self government (the people would make the decisions) Mayflower Compact
Created by: 18KurtzDustin