The First Continental Congress
Even though they didn't reach the independent level in the end, this first real assembly of most colonies in North America was signality to the American War of Independence and the born of U.S.A.
This is the Carpenters' Hall. From Sep. 5, 1774 to Oct. 26, 1774, 56 delegates from 12 colonies met here. Only Goergia did not have delegates for they still need the support British military to protect them from the conflict between them and the natives, so they had to compromise.
The Intolerable Acts.(Well it's not my topic...so) The British called it as the Coercive Acts. Generally the First Contiental Congress's purpose is to find a solution to deal with The intolerable acts, though maybe different delegates stealthily had their own ideas. There were people like Joseph Galloway, who had become the one of most famous Loyalist(Jacob, belly John Adams.1783 Spring New York, 350 thousand) were also a delegates in the First Continental Congress.
In the end, their consensus was that they will still try to make peace and negotiate with the British Parliament, also show their loyalty to the King George III and petitioned the King for a redress of grievances by wrote to him, hope the .
The Continental Association, often known simply as the "Association", was a system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with British.
The Association adopted by the Continental Congress was published and often signed by local leaders.Thomas Jefferson, who was not yet a delegate to Congress, signed this copy (lower left) with other Virginians.
This was actually one of the most significative part of the First Continental Congress. They assemblied and did things together. The Association is a part of its creations. This shown that they not only trying to negotiate, they also revolt and prepared for the worst situation. What's important is that no matter what they did, they did it together. This is the beginning of unite.
On October 26, 1774 the First Continental Congress adjourned but agreed to reconvene in May 1775 if Parliament still did not address their grievances.