- was a letter that the American colonies wrote saying that they wanted independence
- “no taxation without representation”
- They poured tar on and threw feathers on the tax collectors
- only twelve of the thirteen colonies went to the first continental congress
- all of the colonies attended the Second one
- Lexington/Concord was the first battle of the war in April 1775
- Ben Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson all attended
- They were trying to decide whether they should have independence or not
- They were both in Philadelphia
- The Congresses were held to decide how they were going to fight the war
- They were also trying to decide whether they should actually write the Declaration of Independence
- The Declaration of Independence is a document saying why they should have independence or not
- On May of 1775 The Second Continental Congress started
- They were supposed to organize the colonies for war
- The militia had already fought against the British
- They also needed to chose a general
- They quickly chose George Washington who attended
- They were also trying to decide whether they would actually break free from England or just try to persuade them to repeal the laws
- There were ten other tea parties but Boston gets the swag because it was the first and the biggest
- France and Spain supported the Patriots because they lost land in the French and Indian War
What did we decide at the 2nd Continental Congress?
What is one thing that you think everyone should know about the 2nd Continental Congress?
Why should other teachers try to connect to other classrooms when learning things like History?
We decided that George Washington would lead us. He had been an exceptional military general in the french and Indian War. We also decided that we would declare independence from Britain. We told them this using the declaration of Independence.
I think every one should know that we made the Declaration of Independence and we made it on July 4
They should connect because then they could share their knowledge with each other. This means they can learn more.