Benjamin Franklin Chapter
Sons of the American Revolution

America 250

The Continental Congress followed to Boston Tea party
of December 16, 1773.

2024 First Continental Congress

September 5-October 26, 1774/
September 5-October 26, 2024

The First Continental Congress convened in Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between September 5 and October 26, 1774. Delegates from twelve of Britain’s thirteen American colonies met to discuss America’s future under growing British aggression. The list of delegates included many prominent colonial leaders, such as Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, and two future presidents of the United States, George Washington and John Adams. Delegates discussed boycotting British goods to establish the rights of Americans and planned for a Second Continental Congress.