There are 3 reasons why this was an important year for America. For one it was the year that the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown carrying a group of Africans soon to be indentured servants. Once the sentiment of 'slavery' had been established it became a major part of the American economy. Secondly, the House of Burgesses was founded. The House of Burgesses was the first representational government made in the colonies allowing the colonies to create laws for themselves in the buffer time for information to cross the pacific, another important sentiment of the soon to be United States. Thirdly, a boat full of women arrived providing the colonists with wives. This increased the population immediately and overtime.