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The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (not including Georgia) that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans) by the British Parliament. Included include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams

June 14, 1777: United States adopts its flag, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Thirteen Star American Flag, wool, cotton, 1830-1880; found in the Old Porter house, Nelsonville, Putnam County, New York. NYHS Object Number 1939.559.

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George Washington Is Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress

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Second Continental Congress - It was a meeting with all 13 colonies. They wanted to have more truths than war.

Watercolor drawing, by Charles M. Lefferts, depicting the 2nd Canadian Regiment, Continental Line, uniform Active 1776–1783 Allegiance Second Continental Congress of the United States

9 Surprising Facts About the Declaration of Independence

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In the United States, #FlagDay is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

John Hancock, American Patriot Leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence; 1/12/1737-10/8/1793, Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Mass, USA

Thomas McKean, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and one of our beloved founding fathers. Read more at!

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