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Scott Cerqueira 1. How did the First Continental Congress decide to act? The first continental congress created the “Association,” an intercolonial agreement to halt all commerce with Britain and Parliament repealed the Intolerable Acts. This was a totally revolutionary decision. The Association authorized a vast network of local committees to enforce non importation. Violators were exposed, shamed, forced either to apologize publicly for their actions or to be shunned by all their Patriot neighbors. The repercussions of this act were shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, two small farm villages in eastern Massachusetts. On the evening of April 18, 1775 Genral Gage dispatched troops from Boston to seize rebel supplies. On April 19 th someone fired a shot and eight Americans lay dead. Word of this incident had spread rapidly and the minutemen were formed a group of American soldiers that would be ready for battle in a minute. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course HIST 221 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Montclair.

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