The actions taken and the effects of the actions taken by the First and Second Continental Congresses
testify to this fact.
This engaging account of the politics and personalities within the First and Second Continental Congresses
makes a consequential but complex story accessible to a general readership.
The complete text of the Journals of the Continental Congresses
is available online from the Library of Congress at memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/Iwjc.html.
His career is a list of offices: delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses
; chief justice of New York, minister to Spain, joint commissioner with Benjamin Franklin in making peace with England, secretary of foreign affairs under the Confederation, Chief Justice of the U.S.
Washington was one of Virginia's delegates to the first and second Continental Congresses
in 1774 and 1775, and was elected commander of the Continental Army in June 1775.
Adams participated in the first and second Continental Congresses
as a patient and dogged advocate of independence.