continental congress

continental congress

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  • Where is Georgia?
  • On September 5th 1774, twelve out of the thirteen representatives came together and had the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
  • At Carpenters Hall,the meeting occurred behind closed doors to discuss the fading relationship with Great Britain.
  • For sure until the Intolerable Acts are lifted!
  • Continue Boycotting trade!
  • Violence is unavoidable!
  • Yes! Remain peaceful with them!
  • Peace shall be kept with Britain!
  • We will not give up our rights!
  • The Continental Congress  ended up asking each colony to prepare their Colonial militia by training the soldiers roughly to create an army. Also the Congress began to write the  Declaration of resolves, to show George III the right of life, liberty, property.
  • The Congress did not end up separating from Great Britain, giving George the chance to fix any problems last second. Meeting one last time in case George refused their petition, his response in return basically saying war has already begun.
  • Prepare for war!
  • In May 1775, all of the delegates met in Philadelphia representing each colony for the Second Continental Congress
  • Delegates then decided that all of the thirteen colonies draft a new state constitution.
  • Some of the delegates wanted to go to war with Britain and others recommended we kept peace with them
  • A person from New England should be named commander!
  • We shall declare that the militia of Boston is our Continental Army!
  • (John Hancock)I should be commander!
  • John Adams thought that it was important that the leader was not a Yankee. He believed George Washington, from Virginia should be the commander due to his experience.
  • Washington had left the room and was anonymously voted to be the commander.
  • George Washington is the leader of our Army! There is  no matter where he comes from, its the benefit for all colony success!
  • The final attempt was refused once again by George the III.
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