Continental Congress

The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.

The Congress met from 1774 to 1789 in three incarnations. The first call for a convention was made over issues of mounting taxation without representation in Parliament and because of the British blockade. Though at first somewhat divided on issues concerning independence and a break from Crown rule, the new Congress would come to issue a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution, and proclaim the name United States of America as the name of the new nation. It would establish a Continental Army and also have to endure a war with Britain, before fruition of an independent Constitutional government was fully realized among the American colonies.

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Continental Congress - Timeline
... 1774 September 5 First Continental Congress convened at Philadelphia’s Carpenter's Hall. 14 Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress adopted October 18 Continental Association adopted October 25 First Petition to the King signed October 26 Congress adjourned ... June 14 Congress established the Continental Army June 15 Congress appointed one of its members, George Washington, as commander of the Continental Army July 1 King George III Addresses Parliament stating they ...
Conciliatory Resolution
... in relation to the Coercive Acts, including a petition to the king from the First Continental Congress, and discussed ways to resolve the crisis with the Thirteen Colonies ... sent to the individual colonies, and intentionally ignored the extralegal Continental Congress ... movements (especially those represented by the Continental Congress) ...
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... served Notes John Adams Minister to the Netherlands Continental Congress 1782-1788 Minister to Britain Continental Congress 1785–1788 Thomas Jefferson Minister ...
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2, 1776, just two days before the Second Continental Congress declared American Independence from Great Britain ... It was an act of the Provincial Congress, which made itself into the state Legislature ... On the night of December 25–26, 1776, the Continental Army under George Washington crossed the Delaware River ...

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