Bach then. Britain was one of the most powerful countries there was. But some people didn’t like that they had to be catholic. So people went to America and stayed there. These people were the colonists. Britain’s king George Ill didn’t like that there was colonies. And the colonists wanted independence from Britain. King George sent British soldiers to Boston. And then the problems started. The Boston massacre took a big part in the cause if the revolutionary war. And also, the shot heard around the world was what really started the war. Nobody knew who shot the hrst shot. So they both called war on each other. Britain didn’t like that they had no control over them, so they made laws called ‘Acts’. Some of these Acts were the stamp act, sugar act, the Townshed acts, the tea act, and many more. Basically, Britain taxed them when they bought sugar, stamps, and other thing, Britain would get the tax bacic The colonists were mad. So the Sons of Liberty dressed as lndians and they threw away tea that came from Britain. The first Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve ofthe Thirteen Colonies who met from September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania early in the American Revolution. it was called in response to the intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament, which the British referred to as the Coercive Acts, with which the British intended to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party. The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. it succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met in Philadelphia between September 5, 1774 and October 26, 1774. The Second Congress managed the Colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards Independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July ‘, 1776. The Congress acted as the de tacto national government of what became the United States by raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats. and making formal treaties such as the Olive Branch Petition. America just got way closer to being their own country. On June 11. 1776, Congress appointed a ‘Committee of Five”, consisting of John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert it. Livingston of New York, and Roger Sherman of Connecticut, to draft a declaration. Many people signed the Declaration of independence, but Thomas Jeflerson did all of the writing. Making the Declaration Of independence meant freedom from Britain for America. This is what the colonists wanted trom the beginning. At this point, the British couldn’t do anything to get power from them. Their only choice was to give up, and let It go.