In 1585 Roanoke happened. Also, known as the lost colony. John white went away for a couple years and came back to see if everyone was still there. What he saw was a big mess and no one there. He was so confused of what happened.
In 1607, the English arrived into the "New World". Other colonies were being established throughout America. Captain Newport and John Smith was shipped to Jamestown.
In 1609, the starving point began. In Jamestown Virginia everyone was dying , because other people came into Jamestown and the population grew. Everyone wa starving, there was a lot of cannibalism going on. Everyone was just dying from diseases, sickness, starving. The Indians caused this, because they stopped trading with the colonists.
In 1610, the starving point ended. The people in Jamestown started to trade. John Rolfe made tobacco, which everyone was trading. Everyone was going to kill John Rolfe, because John Rolfe was an Englishman. But , they didn't becuase Pocahontas went up and layed her head next to his and Cheif Powhatan wasn't going to kill his daughter.
A Representative Government is people who were elected by the people of Jamestown(the citizens). Those people who were elected represent their colony. Also, they meet to debate and make laws on behalf of the whole colony , instead of the citizens debating and making laws.
In 1619. a group of lawmakers also known as "Burgesses" was elected to make laws. Also, they formed an assembly called "The house of Burgesses".