12 colonies came together, except Georgia, to discuss their relationship with england because tension was growing. Majority of colonies agreed that they still wanted some form of relationship with england but agreed to impose some type of economic...
Coercive Acts (Intolerable Act)
Punishments by the King because of the Boston Tea Party! Boston Port Act-closed port of Boston until colonists paid for tea MA Gov. Act-Banned town meetings, all officials appointed by King Admin. of Justice Act-Protected British soldiers from American Juries Quartering Act- Allowed British troops to stay in the homes of colonists. These acts violated traditional American rights.
Second Continental Congress
a meeting that convened in Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, at which it was decided that an army should be raised, with George Washington of Virginia as commander in chief, and the olive branch petition was sent to Britain.
Drafted a declaration of colonial rights and grievances, and also wrote the series of "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania" in 1767 to protest the Townshend Acts. Although an outspoken critic of British policies towards the colonies, Dickinson opposed the Revolution, and, as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776, refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.
A Massachusetts attorney and politician who was a strong believer in colonial independence. He argued against the Stamp Act and was involved in various patriot groups. As a delegate from Massachusetts, he urged the Second Continental Congress to declare independence. He helped draft and pass the Declaration of Independence. Adams later served as the second President of the United States.