After the dumping of tea into the harbor, Great Britain passed this act. It made the colonies surrender to British authority. They made acts so harsh such as close the Boston harbor until you pay for tea. No more unauthorized meetings. New quartering act. Any British government officials must be sent to England for a trial if I don’t trust you.
The 2nd Continental Congress
When the leaders of the twelve different colonies met together in Philadelphia, they sent a message to king George.
Patriots and British troops were fighting at Lexington and Concord in 1775. The colonists not only fought for their rights, but were willing to die for them.
This was another meeting in Philadelphia to discuss who would be the best fit to be the commander of the New England army. John Adams proposed that there be an army made up of troops coming from all the different colonies. He nominated George Washington to lead it.