Second continental congress

By Nick turner and Jennifer Lee

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Abdelhayer, Nesma H. "Second Continental Congress (6)." Cioccahistory /. Cioccahistory, 8 June 2010. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.

Second continental congress

After the boston massacre in 1775 the second continental congress had to convene again. In May of 1775 the second congress was held in Philadelphia where 12 delegates representing each colony, besides Georgia, attended. By the time of the congress meeting the revolutionary war had already started, with the shot heard around the world in Lexington and Concord. The first actions they did was to form the continental army, and making George Washington the commanding general of the army. They also petitioned the olive branch treaty to the British crown but it was too late for peace. The following year the Virginia Convention told their delegation in the second continental congress to propose a resolution- then Declaration of Independence. On July 2, congress approved the resolution of Independence and 2 days later, the Declaration of Independence which finally, formally, declared their independence from England. The second continental congress united the colonies and took a stand against the British crown. Without the congress delegates the proper Declaration of Independence wouldn't have been submitted- without the congress, the colonies would never have been united