Second Continental Congress
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THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS wav.105 Philadelphia,starting in May of 1775. It was made up of representatives from all 13 colonies. On July 4, 1776 the Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, which was written by Thomas Jefferson. The Second Continental Congress was formed partly to manage the colonial troops fighting the Revolutionary War. Troops fighting for the colonies were known as the militia army led by George Washington.