In 1607 King James I sent the first settlement of English persons to North America. This colony was named Jamestown. By 1619, Jamestown had elected their first governmental body. In the years ensuing, there would be numerous acts of defiance on British rule as colonist struggled to gain their independence and become self-governing. Numerous incidents, defining the birth of American patriotism led by insurmountable acts of heroism by hundreds of men and women who would forever make their mark on American history. The most notable of these events, July 4, 1776, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. Test your knowledge of historic events that are related to the birth of The United States of America.