The First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. This congress was put together because the American Colonies wanted to show authority to the British. The problem was that most of the colonies had a bunch of different ideas. Some wanted to keep relations with the British and others wanted to fight for their colonial rights, and some only wanted to pass some laws while others wanted to separate from the British for good. The strongest and most important people where the delegates of Virginia which included: George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, and Peyton Randolph. These men would become the president of the convention. After various arguments and significant debates between influential colonists a few decisions where made. The most important was “It was agreeable to all that the King and Parliament must be made to understand the grievances of the colonies and that the body must do everything possible to communicate the same to the population of America, and to the rest of the world (First Continental Congress).” This Continental Congress was critical in the following steps of the revolution. This congress would be where the most important people from the American Revolution would be born and the congress that would also lead the Revolutionary War. The Congress had the most powerful and most strategic people of all, that is why this meeting was the step to forming the United States of America.
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