The First Continental Congress. Delegates to the Congress included colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and George Washington .
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Delegates to the Congress included colonial leaders such as Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and George Washington.
They demanded the repeal of the illegal Intolerable Acts and called for a boycott of British goods and trade effective December 1st, 1774.The First Continental Congress
The Congress also passed a petition called the “Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress.”
“That they are entitled to life, liberty and property: And they have never ceded to any foreign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent”~ Excerpt from the Declaration of Rights
One of the most important actions of the Congress was the formation of a “Continental Association” which was in charge of enforcing the boycott.
The Congress agreed to meet again on May 10th, 1775 if the King and Parliament failed to respond to their petition.The First Continental Congress
The British Parliament had no intentions of meeting the demands of the First Continental Congress.