First & Second Continental Congress

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 
  • Hello gentlemen!
  • Hello sir!
  • 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!
  • Hear, hear!!!
  • Indeed
  •     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   
  • TO FREEDOM!!! 
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