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Title: The First Continental Congress


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The First Continental Congress
  • The colonial response to the Intolerable Acts

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Sept. 5 Oct. 26, 1774
  • Made up from delegates from all colonies except
    Georgia
  • Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia
  • Peyton Randolph chosen to preside

3
Why did they meet?
  • To express colonial grievances to King of Britain
  • VERY FEW were considering breaking away from
    Britain at this point

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What did they achieve?
  • Several grievances were documented and sent to
    the King (primarily written by John Dickenson)
  • Created the Continental Association which forbade
    trade with Britain
  • Approved resolutions that began training citizens
    for war
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