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Unformatted text preview: the Crown and the British people. The Congress was clearly not prepared to completely break with Britain. To specifically fight the Coercive Acts, the representatives agreed to suspend all economic tiesimports, exports, and consumptionwith Great Britain. While several colonies had already approved nonimportation agreements, the economic plan was significant in several respects. First, it included a ban on the importation of slaves, not out any moral concern over the evils of slavery but because of the impact a ban would have on the British slave-trade monopoly. Second, the boycott was to be enforced through the committees of correspondence operating under rules set by the newly created Continental Association....
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- Fall '08