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How America got started! By: Rehan Khan

How did America start? Lots of people live in America, but do not know exactly how it started...

In 1607, Jamestown was founded as a settlement. It was in Virginia. 20 years after Roanoke, Jamestown was on track of success. The King sent 105 men to Virginia. The men wanted to be more wealthy. With the help of the Virginia Company Jamestown was the first successful settlement.

Later, 1774 the first Congress occurred. They met because a multiple taxes were happening. Britain was in major debt! So they charged crazy taxes. Therefore, the Congress was a meeting to stop taxes. This event made it eve closer for America to start.

2 years later, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Thomas Jefferson met to make a document. The document contained grievances against King George lll. The main person who wrote this document was Thomas Jefferson. They needed to separate from Britain. This triggered people, so America needed to start so people who wanted to separate from Britain could come to America.

In 1787, was the Constitutional Convention. This took place in Philadelphia. Delegates arrived there. They needed to create a better Constitution. They had to discuss the weak government they had.

This video will have some people and facts about Constitutional Convention.

Then, 2 years later...

George Washington became our president! He was president for eight years. As you might know he was the first president. He was of the best presidents. Even though he really never wanted to be president, we needed him greatly.

These are just a few steps for how America got its start.

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