First Continental Congress

Katelynn Everett

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  • The First Continental Congress was the meeting between twelve of the thirteen colonies. They met on September 5, to October 26, 1774. It took place in Philadelphia at Carpenters Hall. The colonies presented there were united in determination to show a combined authority to Great Britain. Pennsylvania and New York focused more on a resolution with Great Britain. While the other colonies voices were defensive of colonial rights.

New Hampshire:

  • John Sullivan, Nathaniel Folsom

Massachusetts Bay:

  • John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Cushing, Robert Treat Paine.

Rhode Island:

  • Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Ward


  • Eliphalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, Silas Deane

New York:

  • Isaac Low, John Alsop, John Jay, Philip Livingston, James Duane, William Floyd, Henry Wisner, Simon Boerum

New Jersey:

  • James Kinsey, William Livingston, Stephen Crane, Richard Smith, John De Hart


  • Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Charles Humphreys, Thomas Miffin, Edward Biddle, John Morton, George Ross


  • Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean, George Read


  • Matthew Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, William Paca, Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsborough


  • Peyton Randolph, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Richard Bland, Benjamin Harrison, Edmund Pendleton

North Carolina:

  • William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, Richard Caswell

South Carolina

  • Henry Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr., Christopher Gadsden, John Rutledge, Edward Rutledge

Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord had changed everything. When the Redcoats fired into the Boston crowd in 1775, the benefit of the doubt was granted. Now the professional imperial army was attempting to arrest patriot leaders, and minutemen had been killed in their defense. In May 1775, with Redcoats once again storming Boston, the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia.
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