WARTIME: A History Series

S03E07: The First Continental Congress

October 16, 2014

By 1774 the political chasm between the American Colonies and the Empire of Great Britain was at an all time high. In response to the British occupation of Boston and the Coercive Acts, delegates from the American Colonies met in Philadelphia in what would become known as the First Continental Congress. Although they represented a group of politically active minds, their interpretations of the events of the previous year led them to very different conclusions, and most were far from revolution. On this episode we discuss the occupation of Boston, the establishment of a rebel Massachusetts, and the complicated politics of the First Continental Congress.

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