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The First Continental Congress, 1774

To add to the hostile atmosphere already generated in the colonies, came the Quebec Act. In September 1774, a Congress (assembly) of the "ablest and wealthiest men in America" met in Philadelphia. There were representatives from all the colonies, except Georgia, at the Congress. It voted that the British Parliament had no right to raise taxes in the colonies and that the colonies should neither pay taxes, nor trade with Britain, until the British government had given in.

John Adams 

John Adams represented Massachusetts at the first Congress.



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