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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.

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June 20, 1782 The bald eagle was officially designated as the national emblem of the United States by the founding fathers at the Second Continental Congress.

Henry Laurens was an American merchant and rice planter from South Carolina who became a political leader during the Revolutionary War. A delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Laurens succeeded John Hancock as President of the Congress. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation.

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USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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