Sep 14 2017

First Continental Congress convenes – Sep 05, 1774 #continental #congress, #parliament, #coercive #acts, #stamp #act,

# First Continental Congress convenes Publisher In response to the British Parliament s enactment of the Coercive Acts in the American colonies, the first session of the Continental Congress convenes at Carpenter s Hall in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates from all the colonies except Georgia drafted a declaration of rights and grievances and elected Virginian Peyton Randolph as the first president of Congress. Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Adams, and John Jay were among the delegates. The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed to raise revenues for …