The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (not including Georgia) that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans) by the British Parliament. Included include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams
June 14, 1777: United States adopts its flag, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Thirteen Star American Flag, wool, cotton, 1830-1880; found in the Old Porter house, Nelsonville, Putnam County, New York. NYHS Object Number 1939.559.
June 7th 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution for independence to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia; John Adams seconds the motion. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed.
This is the John Adams statue he was our 2nd United States Of America President. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause. He was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence.