assembly- A lawmaking body. (p. 286)
town meeting- Gathering of a town’s citizens to discuss and solve local problems.
militia- A group of volunteers who fought in times of emergency during the colonial period and the American Revolution. (p. 289)
delegate- A member of an elected assembly. (p. 289)
Thomas Jefferson- 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia’s capitol. Only 26 years old, the young planter and lawyer had just been elected burgesses.
Richard Henry Lee- 1732-1794 Virginia planter, patriot, and signer of declaration of independence. (p. 288)
John Adams- 1735-1826 In 1770 a lawyer named John Adams was elected to the Massachusetts assembly.
John Peter Zenger- 1697-1746 Newspaper printer whose trial in 1734 helped to establish the idea of freedom of press.
Phillis Wheatley- 1753?-1784 enslaved american poet whose poems called for fair treatment for all people.
Williamsburg- Colonial capitol of Virginia from 1699 to 1779, where the House of Burgesses met; 37N 77W
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