Friday, December 9, 2022

IN PHOTOS: Donald Trump speaks of American heritage, birth of democracy in the New World

President Donald J. Trump and several other politicians attended commemorative events at Jamestown Settlement Tuesday, on the 400th anniversary of the organization of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World.

Trump and other politicians, including Virginia House Speaker Kirkland Cox and Presidential Historian Jon Meacham.

In 1619, Gov. Sir George Yeardley, his four councilors and 22 elected burgesses met to conduct business in what is known as the first practice of democracy in the New World.

Tuesday’s celebration is just one piece of a yearlong series of events, programs and exhibits meant to commemorate important events that occurred in 1619, including the arrival of the first recorded Africans in the New World, the creation of the first representative assembly, recruitment of women to join male settlers at Jamestown and the first official Thanksgiving in North America.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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