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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been impeachment because the Continental Congress was a unicameral
The first Continental Congress, beginning to meet in 1774, was a recognition that an extra-legal body was necessary to represent the interests of the people.
Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States.
The daughter of a Massachusetts minister, Abigail Adams wrote her husband during the Continental Congress in Philadelphia asking him to ``remember the ladies.
Two weeks ago today marked the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on 2 July 1776.
It musically follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
President George Washington had noticed how their backyard pot stills had started springing up like mushrooms and asked the Continental Congress to enact taxation on whiskey production.
The Continental Congress on Vocations called the whole church to promote a culture of discernment and a culture of vocation.
WHEN the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, it took a bold step, but also placed grave responsibility on its new Army.
The result is the convening, in 1774, of the First Continental Congress.
Since 1775, when Benjamin Franklin was named by the Continental Congress to be the first Postmaster General, the United States Postal Service has established a tradition of excellence and innovation in providing daily delivery and communication services to every business and household in the nation.
As more and more members of Congress resolved that the colonies must struggle for independence, the Continental Congress appointed a commander in chief to protect colonial liberties.

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