US8 - COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATION Colonists had various...

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COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATION Colonists had various forms of extralegal organizations designed to convert popular discontent into direct action Some were local, some colony- wide, and some inter-colonial Colonial assemblies Groups such as the Liberty Boys Committees of Correspondence Politically-active citizens wrote letters to each other Reported on political events Served as bond between colonies and facilitated cooperation
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CALL FOR CONTINENTAL CONGRESS House of Burgesses dissolved by British government for protesting Intolerable Acts Delegates reconvene in a tavern in Williamsburg Declared Intolerable Acts threatened the liberties of every colony Issued call for Continental Congress General meeting of delegates from every colony to plan opposition to Intolerable Acts
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FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS Met in Philadelphia in September 1774 Every colony except Georgia sent delegates Moderates wanted to reach a
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Dr.christopherguthrie during the Fall '10 term at Tarleton.

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