First Continental Congress

By: Madelyn Becker

The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, to October 26, 1774. Carpenter's Hall was also the seat of the Pennsylvania Congress.
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Delegates

New Hampshire- John Sullivan


Massachusetts Bay- John Adams


Rhode Island-Stephen Hopkins


Connecticut-Eliphalet Dyer


New York-Isaac Low


New Jersey- James Kinsey


Pennsylvania- Joseph Galloway


Delaware-Caesar Rodney


Maryland-Matthew Tilghman


Virginia-Peyton Randolph


North Carolina- William Hooper


South Carolina-Henry Middleton



They discussed a series of measures imposed by the British government on the colonies in response to their resistance to new taxes.

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Describe lexington and concord will affect the 2nd continental congress...

There was mixed feelings about what should be done about the continued hostile acts of the British Parliament. Some delegates wanted immediate independence no matter what the cost. Others were still loyal to King George III and even though they did not like the British taxation without representation, they wanted to avoid an all-out war with England.

They finally decided to go slowly and not make any drastic moves that might start a major war.

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