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The First and Second Continental Congress

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Chris Erickson

on 29 January 2013

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The First and Second Continental Congress The Immediate Causes of the Revolution Before the Continental Congress - French & Indian War
- Treaty of Paris 1763
- The Tea Act
- Boston Tea Party The First Continental Congress - Many of the major players from past events leading to the revolution were at the first congress: George Washington, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and many others The Second Continental Congress - Met on May 10th 1775
- The second congress gathered because King George had not repealed the Intolerable Acts
- Even more important colonists were at the second congress, people like John Hancock and Lyman Hall from Georgia
- The first meeting that all 13 colonies were involved in Products of the Second Continental Congress The Declaration of Rights and Grievances: Formal letter to King George III asking for the removal of taxation without representation Check Your Notes! Answer the last multiple choice question: - What act(s) did the British pass in reaction to the Boston Tea Party? Look on your worksheet and answer this question: The Intolerable Acts In response to The Intolerable Acts, the colonists came together for a meeting that would become an important milestone toward independence, the Continental Congress September 5th - October 26th, 1774 - There were more than 50 delegates from of the 13 colonies; Georgia was the only colony that didn't attend - The Congress met in reaction to the Intolerable Acts, and they created a petition that they sent to King George III, and they agreed to meet in one year if their demands were not met Look on your worksheet and answer this question:
How many colonies attended the First Continental Congress? - They also started another boycott of British Goods Definition: to refuse to have dealings with (a person, organization, etc.) or refuse to buy (a product) as a protest or means of coercion. - Many important decisions were made at the second congress, including the decision to go to war with Great Britain The Congress created documents and plans that would allow them to defend themselves if a war broke out with Great Britain These included: The Declaration of Rights and Grievances The Continental Army The Declaration of Independence And The Articles of Confederation The Continental Army: The 13 colonies' fighting force The Articles of Confederation: Outlined the colonies' new governmental structure The Declaration of Independence: Stated that the colonists were free from British rule What did the colonists accomplish during the Second Continental Congress? Do you have everything filled in?
Do you have any questions? After the First Congress, the colonists waited for a reaction from King George III Fun Fact: The format of the Congress today is based on the format of the original Continental Congress 12 Timeline of the First and Second Congress 1773 Tea Act The Boston Tea Party 1773 The Intolerable Acts 1774 The First Continental Congress 1774 Declaration and Resolves of the Congress 1774 - Petition to the King to remove the Intolerable Acts

- Boycott on British goods until the Acts are removed - Planned to gather the Congress again in 1 year if the Intolerable Acts were not changed The Second Continental Congress May 1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord April 1775 Effects of the Second Congress Olive Branch Petition July 1775 Colonies declared in a State of Rebellion August 1775 Continental Army Formed August 1775 Declaration of Independence July 1776 The Articles of Confederation 1781 Revolutionary War Continues The Revolutionary War Continues, Ending in 1783 - The First Shots of the Revolution are fired at these battles in Massachusetts - George Washington is asked to lead the new army Propaganda Images: Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed towards influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position by presenting only one side of an argument
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