The first representative legislative body in British North America was called

a. The House of Virginia
b. The House of Jamestown
c. The House of King James
d. The House of Burgesses
e. The House of Richmond

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d. The House of Burgesses

The House of Burgesses was established by The Virginia Company in 1619 and was North America’s first legislative body made up of elected representatives.

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