Lead: On July 30, 1619, the Virginia Assembly first met in Jamestown. It was the first legislative assembly in America and in one form or another it has been meeting ever since.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: By the end of 1619, the young Jamestown colony had over one thousand settlers, even though only about one in five survived the colonial experience in the early years. By the end of 1619, both African slaves and women had arrived helping to bring stability to the fledgling colony.