The purpose of the First Continental Congress was to address how the colonists would deal with what the colonies coined the "Intolerable Acts." When the British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the coloni... More »

The purpose of the Second Continental Congress was to come up with a way to present the complaints of the American colonies to the British. They were first called in to session in May 10, 1775. More »

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When the first Continental Congress met in 1774, it called for a boycott of British goods and an embargo on exports if England did not rescind the Intolerable Acts. It also drafted a petition to King George III and expla... More »

The Stamp Act Congress was significant because it was the first document with a list of demands that the colonists created to present to the British government. The Stamp Act Congress was also significant because it was ... More »

Outcomes of the Second Continental Congress included the formation of the Continental Army with George Washington as its commanding officer and the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence from Great Brita... More »

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Two of the most important decisions made by the United States Continental Congress were the decision to declare the 13 Colonies independent of England and the decision to form a confederation of states. Both decisions re... More »

The long-term goal of the Albany Congress of 1754 was to build a strong resistance against the French in North America by unifying the colonies and gaining support from one of the most influential American-Indian tribes.... More »