Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress

(1774)

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The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, adopted on October 14, 1774, is the Continental Congress's most important proclamation of principles and demonstrates the widening gap between the American colonists and their English motherland. Issued roughly six months before fighting broke out between the colonists and the British at Lexington and Concord, the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress reflects the colonies' continued attempts to remain...