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Continental Congress

The Continental Congress was the federal legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789, a period that included the American Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation.

The First Continental Congress lasted only from September 5, 1774, to October 26, 1774, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Second Continental Congress ran from May 10, 1775, to March 2, 1789, but met in different places at different times. (See the external link below for the daily records of its proceedings.)

In 1775 the Congress began to support actual rebellion. They created the Continental Army and issued currency (the Continental Dollar}.

Dates and Places of Sessions

Sept. 5, 1774- Oct. 26, 1774 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 10, 1775- Dec. 12, 1776

Dec. 20, 1776- Mar. 4, 1777 Baltimore, Maryland

Mar. 5, 1777- Sept. 18- 1777 Philadelphia

Sept. 27, 1777 One Day Only Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Sept. 30, 1777- June 27, 1778 York, Pennsylvania

July 2, 1778- June 21, 1783 Philadelphia

June 30, 1783- Nov. 4, 1783 Princeton, New Jersey

Nov. 26, 1783- June 3, 1784 Annapolis, Maryland

Nov. 1, 1784- Dec. 24, 1784 Trenton, New Jersey

Jan 11, 1785- Nov. 4, 1785 New York, New York
Nov. 7, 1785- Nov. 3, 1786
Nov. 6, 1786- Oct. 30, 1787
Nov. 5, 1787- Oct. 21, 1788
Nov. 3, 1788- Mar. 2, 1789

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