Sites of the Continental Congress

Military necessity compelled the Second Continental Congress to relocate several times during the War for Independence.

Years

Location

1775-76

Philadelphia

1776-77

Baltimore

1777

Philadelphia

1777

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

1777-78

York, Pennsylvania

1778 on

Philadelphia

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The First Continental Congress
Theme of the First Continental Congress (Source: Library of Congress) The congress had three objectives: to compose a statement of colonial rights, to identify British parliaments violation of those rights, and to provide a plan that would ...
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The Continental Congress
Each Colony sent representatives to discuss the issue of the Parliaments invasion of their rights as Englishmen. Thus, when the Colonists met, they created a weak central government, in which the States held the power. First Congress For years ...
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The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris
... the Mississippi River.After the Treaty of Paris was signed, it was sent to the Continental Congress. The United States had six months to ratify (approve) the document and return it to England. With the journey requiring approximately two ...
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