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this day in the yesteryear: First Continental Congress Assembles in Philadelphia (1774)


First Continental Congress Assembles in Philadelphia (1774)

Indignation against England’s colonial policy reached fever pitch in the British North American colonies after the passage of the so-called Intolerable Acts. The First Continental Congress, made up of delegates from every colony except Georgia, was convened in Philadelphia to address grievances against British policy. At that time, only a few radical members considered the possibility of breaking with England. What course of action did the delegates elect to pursue instead? More… Discuss