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Episode 20

The First Continental Congress

Philadelphia 1774

Welcome Patriots!

Today I talk about the First C0ntinental Congress.  Who attended?  What did they talk about?  Why was this so important to the colonies and eventual independence?  Learn the answers to these questions and so much more!  I had a difficult goal set for this podcast, did I succeed? 

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Recommended Reading: (click on book for more details and/or to order 

Recommended Viewing:

Short video with good summary

Walk-through of Carpenter's Hall - Dated but good.

The First Continental Congress - For kids (A humorous, but factual, video)

The First Continental Congress - For kids

Liberty Kids cover the First Continental Congress. Liberty Kids is an excellent resource for the American Revolution and key figures for kids (and adults.)  Originally aired in 2002, you can find all of their videos on YouTube, click here if interested.

External Links - click to explore

Carpenter’s Hall Website - The location of the First Continental Congress

The Association - More detailed information regarding it.

The Association - Another website regarding it.

Is it Time For An Adams Memorial in Washington, DC? - click here to view
 
John Adams - Forgotten Patriot - A Must Read - click
here to view
 
City Tavern - A Huge Loss to History

Entire Journal & Notes of the First Continental Congress - click here to view
 
Journal of the Continental Congress - Library of Congress - 34 volumes available to view
 
A few remarks upon some of the votes and resolutions of the Continental Congress - 32 pages, quick and good read.

A letter from a Virginian, to the members of Congress to be held at Philadelphia.  Although this says “from a Virginian” it was likely written by John Adams.
 
Origins of the American Revolution - click here to view
 
John Adams diary (in his actual writing) about events at the First Continental Congress

 

Pictures, Portraits & More

Carpenter's Hall - Patriot Power Podcast

Carpenter's Hall - Philadelphia, PA.

Carpenter's Hall - Patriot Power Podcast

A view from inside Carpenter's Hall - Philadelphia, PA.

Carpenter's Hall - Actual chair from First Continental Congress

Actual chair used in the First Continental Congress.
Who knows, George Washington could have sat right here.

Opening Prayer at the First Continental Congress

Opening Prayer to start the First Continental Congress
Yes, many founders believed in God, contrary to what many claim.
Read my article about this
here.

John Adams notes at the First Continental Congress

John Adams notes at the Congress.  Here, he was writing down what Patrick Henry said, now a famous quote.

The Petition from the First Continental Congress

The Petition - Sent to King George III

Actual Chair at the Congress
Actual Chair at the Congress

Closeup of actual chair used at the First Continental Congress

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Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution History
Patriot Power Podcast - American Revolution History

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Carpenter's Hall
Carpenter's Hall

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Actual Chair at the Congress
Actual Chair at the Congress

Closeup of actual chair used at the First Continental Congress

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Here is a collection of photos that I took personally while visiting Carpenter's Hall

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