First Continental Congress Essay

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Leanna Kontos APUSH Per.4 9/30/15 Main Ideas of Unit One: Question #6 The First Continental Congress happened during the period of September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. This marked the first time that the all of the colonies, except Georgia, were together. The purpose of this meeting was to address the issues they had with Britain. Specifically, they discussed the situation of the Intolerable Acts that the British Parliament enforced on Boston due to the incident of the Boston Tea Party. One of the results of this First Continental Congress was the delegates explained to King George III that there were issues with how the colonies were being treated. The delegates told King George III that if he didn’t put an end to the Intolerable Acts, …show more content…

The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established. The Second Continental Congress declared that the 13 colonies were marked independent from Britain. However, the American Revolution continued because the British did not want to have the American colonies taken away from them. On September 19, 1777 and October 7, 1777, the Battles of Saratoga were fought and it marked a turning point for the Revolutionary War. After both of these battles occurred, John Burgoyne, who was the British commander, surrendered to the American troops. Another major event of the American Revolution was when the Treaty of Paris was signed, which ended the American Revolutionary War. It was signed on September 3, 1783 and was eventually ratified on January 14, 1784 by the congress. As a result, the colonies were able to gain their independence from Great Britain and were able to become The United States of America. After the war had ended, the British army accepted their defeat and freed American territory. America was now able to grow in the new country because of the ideas in the Declaration of

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