10 Facts about the First Continental Congress

A meeting of delegates from 12 of 13 colonies is explained on Facts about the First Continental Congress. It was hosted at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 5th September to 26th October 1774. It marked the beginning of American Revolution. This congress was conducted, as a response of British Parliament’s “The passage of the Coercive Acts”. Due to the incident of Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was punished by British parliament by having Intolerable Act. Here are other important facts to notice about the First Continent Congress:

Facts about the First Continental Congress 1: the number of delegates

The number of delegates who participated in the first continental congress was 56 individuals.

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the First Continental Congress Image

Facts about the First Continental Congress 2: colonial assembly

Colonial assembly appointed the delegates from Pennsylvania.

Facts about the First Continental Congress 3: Georgia

As I have stated before, only 12 of 13 colonies which sent delegates to the congress. Georgia did not send any delegates because they needed an aid from Britain related to the Native Americans. Since they did not want to upset the British, they declined the offer to come to the congress.

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the Continental Congress

Facts about the First Continental Congress 4: options

A number of options were discussed as a response of the colonies to the British act. One of the responses was to boycott the economy of British trade in America. They also enlisted the grievances and rights.

Facts about the First Continental Congress 5: petition

The petition was made to redress the grievances enlisted by the delegates and sent it to King George III.

Facts about the First Continental Congress 6: unsuccessful petition

The petition sent to King George III was not successful. Therefore, another continental congress was scheduled in the future.  The second continental congress was set in the following year due to the lack of effect of their appeal on the British Crown.  It marked the beginning of American Revolutionary War.

Facts about the First Continental Congress 7: militia

Each colony was encouraged to prepare their militia and train them if the American Revolutionary War broke out.

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the First Continental Congress Pic

Facts about the First Continental Congress 8: President of Congress

On 22nd October to 26th October, the President of the Congress was at the hand of Henry Middleton. Secretary of the Continental Congress was Charles Thomson.

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Facts about the First Continental Congress 9: the goal

The goal of the First Continental Congress was to find out the best solution related to the difficulties faced by the American and reconcile with British according to the conservatives.

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the First Continental Congress Facts

Facts about the First Continental Congress 10: the radicals

The radicals had different point of view. They wanted liberties and rights for the colonies by having a decisive statement toward Great Britain.

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