The first session of the Continental Congress assembled at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates from all the colonies (except Georgia), involving very important people like John Adams, Samuel Adams, George Washington, and Patrick Henry,drafted a declaration of wrongs and rights. Peyton Randolph the representative from Virginia was elected the president of the first continental congress. Before the Continental Congress happened, many of the colonists put the issue with the british aside until legislatures enactment of the Tea Act in 1773. The tea act was urged by the american colonists, and its main purpose was to expand the company’s sell on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling tea at a over priced amount. The tea act eventually led to the Boston Tea Party. After the Boston Tea Party happened the parliament was angered so they simply made the Coercive Act.
This act made sure of British military rule (in Massachusetts), demanded colonists to accommodate the British troops, and many more rules. Following the Coercive Act the colonists ordered the first Continental Congress to discuss a stand against the British. Compromising the rules for what every representative wanted wasn’t the easiest. Some representatives were well known for their strong debating skills, while all individual colonies were debating for their environments at their own home. As a result of this, at the Continental Congress some tension and debate was present.
Each colony/ representative agreed with the fact that the Coercive Act was a awful act, but they all had a different solution to the act. Some colonies wanted a more violent approach, and others did not agree and instead wanted a more gentle approach on the issue. Despite all the disagreements, the colonies all agreed on the right way to deal with the issue and that resulted in the first Continental Congress. An example of what they did is, Massachusetts conducted the stand against the british by creating a military force that is established from the population to withstand the British army.