The First Continental Congress Meetings September 5, 1774-October 26, 1774
Something must be done about this, and soon.
Aye! These colonists are not fit to run a government. The acts they have been passing are simply intolerable!
Let's boycott against these Brits and show them that we are fed up!
Aye! All must settle down now. Let's send a petition to King George III for equal rights to us and see if he will agree and accept. If he refuses the petition, then we shall hold a second Continental Congress meeting and we will decide on what we should do then.
Second Continental Congress Meetinghouse May 10, 1775
Well...King George has refused our petition, which is why we are all here now. The question that stands now is, what do want to do?
We all say that we take another final stand and write a declaration declaring that we are separating from the British Crown and that we declare each of the 13 colonies, free, independent and united!!!
I approve of this idea! Someone fetch Thomas Jefferson and have him write us this Declaration of Independence quickly!
The Declaration of Independence was signed by John Hancock and recited to a crowd of patriots and colonists July 4, 1776