The First Continental Congress resulted in an agreement that led to an effective boycott of Great Britain and a Second Continental Congress in 1775. The First Continental Congress met between September 5 and October 26, ... 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 » History Modern History US History

During the first meetings of the 13 American Colonies' Second Continental Congress, which began in May 1775, the delegates deliberated on independence, considered responses to the outbreak of hostilities with British for... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The First Continental Congress convened in 1774 to organize opposition to the Coercive Acts, known to Americans as the Intolerable Acts. It drafted and sent a declaration of rights to London, organized a boycott of Briti... More »

The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia from Sept. 5 to Oct. 6, 1774, when it issued a Declaration of Rights declaring loyalty to the British Crown but denying the right of taxation by the British Parliament, ... More »

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 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 » History Modern History US History