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The Jamestown Paradox: Birthplace of American Freedom and American Slavery

sites/1619/news/jamestown-paradox.pdf In August 1619, two milestone events happened in Jamestown, the first permanent colony in English North America. The first event, concluding on August 4, was the first meeting of a representative governing body in English North America. For many people, including millions of visiting tourists, Jamestown is the birthplace of American democracy.

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