- Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress
The Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (also known as the Declaration of Colonial Rights, the Declaration of Rights, or the Declaration of Rights and Grievances) was a statement adopted by the First Continental Congress on October 14, 1774, in response to the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. The Declaration outlined colonial objections to the Intolerable Acts, listed a colonial bill of rights, and provided a detailed list of grievances.
The Declaration concluded with an outline of Congress's future plans: to enter into a boycott of British trade (the Continental Association) until their grievances were redressed, to publish addresses to the people of Great Britain and British America, and to send a petition to the King.
Origins of the American Revolution: writings American resolves, declarations, petitions, essays and pamphlets prior to the Declaration of Independence (July 1776) Following the
Stamp Act (1765)Virginia Resolves (May 1765) • Braintree Instructions (September 1765) • Declaration of Rights and Grievances (October 1765) • An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies (1766)
Townshend Acts (1767)
Coercive Acts (1774)Chestertown Resolves (May 1774) • Bush River Resolution (March 1775)Suffolk Resolves (September 1774)Orangetown Resolutions (July 1774)Olive Branch Petition (July 1775) • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (July 1775) • Lee Resolution (July 1776)
Essays and pamphlets
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