Continental Congress

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The Continental Congress

The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies. It governed the colonies before and during the American Revolution and met three times from 1774 to 1789.

The following men served as the president of the First Continental Congress:

  • Peyton Randolph (September 5, 1774 – October 21, 1774)
  • Henry Middleton (October 22, 1774 – October 26, 1774)

The following men served as the president of the Second Continental Congress:

  • Peyton Randolph (May 10, 1775 – May 23, 1775)
  • John Hancock (May 24, 1775 – October 31, 1777)
  • Henry Laurens (November 1, 1777 – December 9, 1778)
  • John Jay (December 10, 1778 – September 27, 1779)
  • Samuel Huntington (September 28, 1779 – March 1, 1781)