Continental Congress


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Continental Congress

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(Historical Terms) the assembly of delegates from the North American rebel colonies held during and after the War of American Independence. It issued the Declaration of Independence (1776) and framed the Articles of Confederation (1777)
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Noun1.Continental Congress - the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American RevolutionContinental Congress - the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation
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Celebrated with numerous patriotic observances, this day marks the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes.
Morris spent the latter half of the 1770s as a delegate in New York's Provincial Congress and then as a New York representative to the Continental Congress.
This publication derives from the Third Continental Congress on Vocations held in April 2002 in Montreal and serves as a practical guide to encouraging a thriving "vocation culture" in the Church.
During the Revolution, he represented New York in the Continental Congress, becoming friends with George Washington and many more of the new nation's leaders.
During the American Revolution in the late 1770s, a day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress, and was celebrated nationwide in 1789.
The State of Franklin was born in 1784 when North Carolina ceded a portion of its western land to the Continental Congress to help our fledgling nation pay debts from the Revolutionary War.
Pruitt spoke at the Third Continental Congress on Vocations in Montreal following media reports of the incident and apologized to the Canadians among the 1,100 people attending.
This excellent abridgment that spans the period between 1770 and 1776 also includes Paul Revere's ride, the siege of Boston, the Olive Branch entreaty, the meetings of the Continental Congress and the ratification of the Declaration of Independence.
The Journals of the Continental Congress, the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution have been added to "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation.
In mid-1775, the Continental Congress, desperate to finance the Revolutionary War, added to the confusion by issuing notes backed only by the anticipation of tax revenues.
Of the numerous events that occurred, none was more momentous than the drafting and adoption of the Declaration of Independence at the Second Continental Congress, which convened in Philadelphia in May 1775.
Born in Boston (January 1, 1735), he was a successful silversmith and artisan prior to the French and Indian War (1754-1763); during that conflict, he participated in the Crown Point expedition as a lieutenant of artillery (August-September 1756); he became involved with the Sons of Liberty and organized and participated in the Boston Tea Party (1773); appointed courier of the Massachussetts Provisional Congress to the Continental Congress (1774); rode to Portsmouth, New Hampshire (December 1774) to warn patriots of British Gen.

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