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The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in September 1774. There were many activities occurring in the colonies that concerned the colonial leaders. Thus, they met to discuss these concerns and develop a plan of action. One result of this meeting was a decision to protest the passage of the Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts severely punished the colonists, especially in Massachusetts, for their role in the Boston Tea Party. The leaders of the First Continental Congress supported the Suffolk Resolves. They told the colonists not to obey the laws. They also asked that the Intolerable Acts be repealed. They encouraged some people (mainly in Suffolk Country) to begin to form militias in case of an attack by Britain. They also agreed to not buy products from Britain. There was some discussion of forming some kind of national government, but that was not done. Finally, they agreed to meet again in nine months if the situation didn’t improve.
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