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(The First Continental Congress)1. In this congress 55 delegates representing 12 of the 13 colonies-Georgia withheld- argued back and forth as to whether or not they should separate from Britain for killing people, firing cannons, on their cities, closing down Boston's sea port, and primarily imposing the intolerable acts.2. The congress was in session for two solid months in September and October of 1774. After much dissension, they decided to send a "Declaration of Rights and Grievances" to King George, hoping their demands would be met. At this point, the colonists still could not forsee separating from Britain.3. More ominously, they also endorsed the "Suffolk Reserves," resolutions passed by Suffolk county in Massachusetts-certainly one of the causes of the American Revolution.

(The Boston Tea Party)The colonists decided they would see none of the tea leave the ship. A group of colonists dressed as American Indians boarded the ship at night and threw the tea overboard into the harbor, ruining all of it. When they saw one of their comrades trying to stuff some in his pockets, they stripped the tea from his grasp and sent him home without his pants. They then stripped the ship owner of his clothes and tarred and feathered him.

(The Intolerable Acts)1. The Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston until the Dutch East India Company had been repaid for the destroyed tea;2. The Massachusetts Government Act, putting the government of Massachusetts almost entirely under direct British control;3. The Administration of Justice Act, allowing royal officials to be tried in Britain if the king felt it necessary for fair justice;4. The Quartering Act, ordering the colonies to provide lodging for British soldiers.5. The Quebec Act, expanding British territory in Canada and guaranteeing the free practice of Roman Catholicism.

(The Second Continental Congress)1) It was time to do something. The Continental Congress gathered again in May of 1775, where they would become and remain the government of the colonies until the end of the Revolutionary War.2) They quickly made an attempt at peace, sending the Olive Branch Petition to King George declaring their loyalty. When it reached the King he pushed it aside and didn't even read it, and in response he sent a proclamation to the Congress saying that they would all hang for their defiance to the crown.

(The Battles of Lexington and Concord)1) It came enough. Paul Revere's ride on April 19, 1775 was to announce the approach of British soldiers to stamp out colonist resistance in the towns of Lexington and Concord.2) Lexington was first. The British met only 77 minutemen, and at first were pleased to allow them to leave. However, from some unknown place a shot was fired, and then the British opened up on the americans. Eight were killed, ten wounded, and the British suffered but one minor casualty.3. It was made up for at Concord. There the colonists were prepared.

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