Continental Congress


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the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution

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that both the Continental Congress and the state constitutions clearly
Stone's book concentrated on the arguments and intrigue that occurred during the Second Continental Congress.
As a member of the Second Continental Congress, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
Sotheby's confirmed that he had found one of 25 known copies of the official first printing of the Declaration of Independence -- ordered by the Continental Congress on the evening of July 4, 1776.
was released from the South Carolina militia so that he could replace his ailing father in the Continental Congress.
Despite Jones' crucial contributions, however, the Continental Congress was slow to fully recognize his accomplishments during his military career.
Shawnie's entry first won the local, California State and Southwest Division titles before being chosen as the national winner by the DAR's Continental Congress.
But as war with Britain was looming, that's exactly what the Continental Congress did on this date in 1774 - issuing an order that the colonies, in their words: "discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays, and other expensive diversions and entertainments.
Upon his election to the Continental Congress in October 1777, Morris established his residence in Philadelphia.
Therefore, in the summer of 1777 the Naval Committee of the Continental Congress turned their attention to the matter.
Located just steps from Independence Hall, the First Bank of the United States and Carpenter's Hall, where the First Continental Congress met in 1774, the museum will house the Center's distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution.
In June 1775, the Continental Congress created a volunteer army of 16,000 soldiers to defend the newly formed nation.
When news arrived from Boston that the Continental Congress had unanimously adopted the Suffolk County Resolves, Taunton's Sons of Liberty hoisted a new scarlet "Liberty and Union" banner on their Liberty Pole the next day.
Flag Day - which celebrates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States - has become the stepchild of patriotic holidays.
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