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The First Continental Congress: A Short History

The First Continental Congress: A Short History

West, Doug

Paperback

Series: 30 Minute Book

General Political Science

ISBN13: 9798521742929
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jun 21 2021
Pages: 68
Weight: 0.17
Height: 0.14 Width: 5.00 Depth: 8.00
Language: English
If you want to learn about the First Continental Congress held in 1774 but don't have the time or patience to read a thick book, then the short and concise book The First Continental Congress: A Short History is the book for you. In this book you will read about:
  • The British imposed the harsh Coercive Acts on the citizens of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in response to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Men like Samuel Adams and John Adams in Boston; Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington in Virginia; openly opposed the British aggression.
  • In September 1774, 56 delegates from 12 of the British colonies in North America came together in the First Continental Congress to seek redress for their grievances against King George III and the British Parliament.
  • The delegates endorsed the radical Suffolk Resolves and voted down Joseph Galloway's Plan for Union.
  • A petition was drafted and sent to King George III listing the colonies grievances with the British Parliament.
  • The Congress formed a Continental Association which established a network to enforce the boycott on British goods.
  • The delegates agreed to meet the following spring if the British did not address their grievances.
  • The First Continental Congress of 1774 formed the basis of the modern legislative branch of the United States government.
  • And more...
The book The First Continental Congress: A Short History gives a crisp look at this meeting of the first Congress of what would become the United States. To help explain the meeting of the First Continental Congress the book contains: several illustrations, a timeline to link together the events of the congress, a section that contains short biographical sketches of the key individuals in the book, and a list of reference books for further reading.

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