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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When he joined the Continental Congress, Morris was appointed to report on Washington's winter encampment in Valley Forge.
North Carolina, however, didn't recognize Franklin as a state, and neither did the Continental Congress.
Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings.
The Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia, Pa.
In 1774 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia with delegates from all the colonies except Georgia, its chief purpose being that of offering more determined resistance to British measures.
After serving in the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, Madison was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he helped secure passage of Thomas Jefferson 's bill for religious freedom.
American Eagle Day marks the 200th anniversary of the second Continental Congress in 1782 at which time the majestic bald eagle was selected as the U.
Hess, today senior fellow emeritus in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, as a young man, took a gander at The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress in 1957, which listed every legislator since the Continental Congress of 1774, and discovered the repetition of some names he had never heard of, like Muhlenberg, Frelinghuysen, and Stockton.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted a resolution specifying that ''the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Lee took up the public service that his prominent family was known for, representing Virginia in the Continental Congress 1786-88, promoting the US Constitution at the state's ratifying convention in 1788, and serving as governor 1791-94 and US Representative 1799-1801, but it is his fighting on battlefields throughout the colonies during the war that is Cecere's main focus.
In the summer of 1785, several members of the Continental Congress lodged in a boardinghouse on Brooklyn Heights across the East River from New York City.
On May 27, 1774, this body of burgesses-in-exile sent a circular to their fellow colonial legislatures requesting they send delegates to a continental congress so that plans could be made to respond to England's continuous trampling of their God-given rights.
1775-1776 As war with Britain approaches, Franklin returns to Philadelphia and is elected to the Second Continental Congress.
Our 18th century Michael Moore and other less stalwart members of the fledgling Continental Congress would have demanded to know why George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin hadn't predicted the British were going to send the largest expeditionary force in their history up to this time to stop the Revolution.
In June 1777, the Continental Congress ordered Jones to sail for France as captain of the Ranger.
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