First & Second Continental Congress
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In 1774 the delegates from the thirteen colonies (except Georgia) met in Pennsylvania for the first Continental Congress meeting
They talked about what happened in Massachuetes where the British attacked the colonist and what to do about it
We need to go to war
We should extend olive branch
Not all of the delegates agreed on what to do
They eventually agreed on sending an olive branch to the King
In 1775 the delegates from the thirteen colonies met again in Pennsylvania for the second Continental Congress meeting
The meeting occurred while the colonies were at war with Britain
We need to declare our freedom!
Most of the colonies at this point wanted to be free and independent states but the thought of separating from the Crown still was a huge concern for some.
There will be blood shed gentlemen
The delegates signed the Declaration of Independence and truly declared their freedom
Eventually the delegates came to an agreement of with 12 yeses and one abstained
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