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What was the Continental Congress?: and other questions about the Declaration of Independence

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In September 1774, American colonial leaders gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From New Hampshire to Georgia, colonists were angry about the taxes they were forced to pay to Great Britain. But Britain's King George III and the British government refused to listen to the colonists. Decisionmakers from each American colony held a congress--a formal meeting--to discuss what the colonies should do. Some leaders wanted to make peace with Britain. Others wanted to break free of British rule--even if that meant going to war. In the spring of 1776, the members reached a decision. They wrote, voted on, and issued the Declaration of Independence. This important document announced that the newly united American states were no longer a part of Great Britain. So why were many colonists against paying taxes to Great Britain? Who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence? Why do we celebrate on July 4? Discover the facts about the Declaration of Independence and learn about its place in American history.

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series Six questions of American history
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subject_facet United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783, United States. -- Continental Congress, United States. -- Declaration of Independence
title_display What was the Continental Congress? : and other questions about the Declaration of Independence
title_full What was the Continental Congress? : and other questions about the Declaration of Independence / by Candice Ransom
title_short What was the Continental Congress? :
title_sub and other questions about the Declaration of Independence
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