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Continental Congress


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Congress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation


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  • The persons who now govern the resolutions of what they call their Continental Congress, feel in themselves at this moment a degree of importance which, perhaps, the greatest subjects in Europe scarce feel. - Business News

  • They sent missions to plunder British supplies in the southern colonies, arranged the purchase of military stores through intermediaries so as to conceal the fact that the Continental Congress was the true purchaser, used foreign flags to protect its vessels from the British fleet.

    History of American Women

  • His most dramatic act as Delegate to the Continental Congress was his crucial switch to the side of Benjamin Franklin and James Wilson in the vote for the independence of Pennsylvania and the other American colonies.

    History of American Women

  • Boston Tea Party and the subsequent crackdown on Massachusetts by the British government, they proceeded to call a Continental Congress, with delegates from most of the states present.

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  • The ANC WL together with other stakeholders will be preparing for the Pan African Women Organisation (PAWO) Continental Congress which is scheduled to take place in 2006.


  • In similar fashion, after preparing the way with various discussions, articles, and conferences, we might assemble a new "Continental Congress," with delegates from all states in which there is substantial interest in leaving the union.

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  • There are many of these distractions going on around the country, i.e., a 'Continental Congress', which bears no resemblance to the first Continental Congress whose delegates sent by the colonies actually had some authority.


  • "So, evidently, our fathers thought, for among the earliest military movements by the Continental Congress was the expedition for the occupation of Canada, and the capture of the British forces in

    Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet An Autobiography.

  • The '' 'Continental Congress' '' refers to two separate organizations that played a major role in leading the [[Thirteen Colonies]] into the [[

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  • In the spring of 1777, the great men of America came to Philadelphia for the fourth meeting of the Continental Congress, the de facto government of the rebel republic.

    A Renegade History of the United States


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