March 31, 2020

Second Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

Meeting of the Continental Congress

The Second Continent Congress is part 9 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

With the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution had officially begun. The colonists needed to plan a response to this escalating conflict. The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies were present, with Georgia absent. Much of the congress discussed managing the war effort and moving further towards independence by writing the Declaration of Independence. The congress began acting as a national government of what would later become the United States of America.

Check out these links to learn more about the Second Continental Congress. Also see the Second Continental Congress video collection.

In the next session, I’ll talk about the Battle of Bunker Hill.

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