The 4th was simply when the Continental Congress approved the final wording of its independence declaration.
In 1778, the Continental Congress was considering a critical letter to Gen. George Washington.
The Continental Congress declared independence from Britain on July 2nd.
I told the old Jezebel to charge it all to the Continental Congress.
This was because the Continental Congress had no power to enforce its decrees.
Another period of a year and five months was to go by before the report of this committee was adopted by the Continental Congress.
Perhaps we shall find tokens of all the Continental Congress.
The fact was that the Continental Congress was weakened in ability and very tired in point of nerve and will-power.
In 1786 he was elected to the Continental Congress, but declined to serve.
The Constitution was sent to the Continental Congress, who submitted it to the people of the several states for their approval.
An assembly of delegates from the thirteen colonies (soon to become the thirteen states). It governed during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation. The Continental Congress first met in 1774, before the revolution. When it reconvened in 1775, it organized for war against Britain and eventually passed the Declaration of Independence.