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House of Burgesses, Williamsburg: 4 reviews and 7 photos


The House of Burgesses was the lower house in the Colonial system of government. It emulated the British House of Commons in that its members were elected (though only by white, protestant landowners). It voted on legislation and conferred with the upper house. Of course, the king had final say over any law passed by the colonial legislature.

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