First Continental Congress. 1774. First Continental Congress. 56 colonial delegates Samuel Adams: organized BTP John Adams: defended the soldiers in BM Respond to the crisis in Boston. What the colonies wanted! (a compromise). Remove British Acts Allow for a Colonial army (militia).
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Large force of British Soldiers
Both commanders had orders not to fire
8 dead colonists
British marched on to Concord
Found few weapons
As the British returned to Boston additional militia opened fire
250 Dead Redcoats
100 Dead ColonistsLexington and Concord: April 1775