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Colonial Government By: Lindsey Feuerzeig, Kelsey LaBella, and John Bisbal House of Burgesses Location: Chesapeake Bay Colonies (Virgina) After 1630 the need for additional taxes led royal governors to call regular assemblies of elected representatives to meet at the House of Burgesses Hard for members of the the colony to conviene for frequent meetings due to plantations sprawled across many acres of land Representative form of government Initially met as a single as governing body with the council to pass laws Small number of elected representatives(burgesses) During the 1650s the legislature split into two chambers The House of Burgesses The Governor's Council BOTH held lifetime positions in office

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