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Massachusetts, reverse the trend of colonial resistance to parlia-mentary authority that had begun with the 1765 Stamp ActGen. Thomas Gage: served as commander-in-chief of the British forces in North Amer-ica, overseeing the British response to the 1763 Pontiac's Rebellion. In 1774 he was also appointed the military governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, with instructions to implement the Intolerable Acts, punishing Massachusetts for the Boston Tea PartyBrought about the “get rough policy” and asked for 20,000 troops under his commandFirst Continental Congress: 35 delegates- a convention of delegates from twelve Brit-ish North Americancolonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hallin Phil-adelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts. The Congress was attended by 56 members appointed by the legislatures of twelve of the Thirteen ColoniesJoseph Galloway: urged reform of the imperial administration and was critical of the trade laws, the Stamp Actof 1765, and the Townshend Actsenacted in 1767; and as early as 1765 he had a conciliatory plan to end the disputes between Britain and the colonies. He believed that the British had the right to tax and govern the colonies, keep the peace, and help the colonies to survive and flourish (although he did also believe the colonies' ..