we, the delegates of the colonies, except for georgia who didn't attend today, are here to discuss important issues
was one of several measures imposed on the American colonists by the heavily indebted British government in the decade leading up to the American Revolutionary War
first continental congress
yes, we as colonies need to have our rights
was a political protest. American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
lexington and concord
a series of British measures passed in 1774 and designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party. For example, one of the laws closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea that they had destroyed.
second continental congress
since the first continental congress made good progress we need to form a second continental congress
The First Continental Congress, which was comprised of delegates from the colonies,met in 1774 in reaction to the Coercive Acts, a series of measures imposed by the British government on the colonies in response to their resistance to new taxes
Their efforts at Lexington and Concord inspired many patriots to take up arms against Britain. ... Their destinations were Lexington, where they would capture Colonial leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, then Concord, where they would seize gunpowder. But spies and friends of the Americans leaked word of Gage's plan.
The Second Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies in America which united in the American Revolutionary War.