The Second Continental Congress

The Second Continental Congress was the Colonies' form of government established in the year 1774 and was the colonies' answer to British taxation without representation.

Philadelphia was the meeting place for the First and Second Continental Congresses

The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 and controlled the colonial war effort

The battles of Lexington and Concord started the Revolutionary War thus making the Second Continental Congress the functioning government for the 13 colonies

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