What Was One Action That Was Taken By The First Continental Congress?

Although the First Continental Congress had taken many major steps to counter the decisions of the British Parliament; but one of these decisions is popular as the most prominent.

As you can understand, it was the economic boycott (or sanctions) over British importing goods to the 13 colonies.

Especially, they focused on implementing it in the Massachuesetts province. Because the Parliament mainly targeted Massachusetts province through their Coercive laws. 

Again, I must say that the decision was one of the most successful decisions of the First Continental Congress.

Because due to this heavy economic boycott, the import of British goods reduced in the 13 colonies by 97 percent, till the end of 1775.

What Was One Action That Was Taken By The First Continental Congress
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What Were The Other First 2 Actions of The First Continental Congress?

1. Petition to the King: This was also a major action from Continental Congress.

Through the petition, they demanded King George III to repeal all the five Intolerable Acts.

They sent the petition on 25th October 1774.

John Dickinson was the main author of it.

However, this group of delegates wanted to come to a proper negotiation with London, rather than fighting for full independence.

 

2. Preparing for inevitable arm conflict: Most of the Congress’ delegates were quite sure that the colonies would soon have to involve in military conflicts against the British red coats.

Therefore, they also ordered each colony to immediately set up their own militias and gather weapons secretly (Without knowing the British spies). 

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