Summary Of The First Continental Congress

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The members of the First Continental Congress got together the morning of 1774. The members from various and distant areas were complete strangers, and did not know each other. Some had been trained what to do, and others had no idea. But out of all the members, no one seemed willing to take the first step in business. The room was silence until a man said that all the governments in America were dissolved and that the colonies were in a state of nature. "British oppression has effaced the boundaries of the several colonies; the distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American,” said Patrick Henry of Virginia. There was now no hesitation. Patrick excited the continent with
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