Continental Congress By Viannely Francisco


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  • Townshend Act
  • Quartering Act
  • Stamp Act
  • Intolerable Act
  • In 1774, 12 out of 13 colonial representatives met in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia in order to discuss the unfair treatment of King George the Third. They decided to meet the following year as well, which became known as the first and second Continental Congress.
  • Currency Act
  • Sugar Act
  • Tea Act
  • We cannot avoid violence!
  • We must boycott trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts are lifted.
  • September 5, 1774 First Continental Congress
  • Life, liberty and property shall be expressed to the king! If he denies, we shall meet again in a year!
  • We must try to keep the peace!
  • Actually, George Washington is commander for his military experience and because he is from Virginia. 
  • May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress
  • I, John Hancock think I should be commander because I and well respected and wealthy.
  • This shows the people that Boston, though the Continental army, is not the only colony suffering. 
  • We must express our unfair ways to the king in attempt to keep the peace through the Olive Branch Petition.
  • Oh No! We must prepare all colonial militias for combat in fight for our freedom!
  • The King has denied our petition. There is no other way to keep the peace. War approaches us.
  • Give Us Liberty or Give Us Death!
  • You Shall Pay for the Treason You Have Committed!
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