2nd Continental Congress


Made Benjamin Franklin Postmaster General

July 16, 1774

Made the Second Continental Congress an actual government

May 10, 1775

Created Continental Army

June 14, 1775

Made George Washington the general

June 14, 1775

Authorized the printing of $1 million

June 27, 1775

First printed paper money https://goo.gl/images/vWUTJ9

Chose 5 men to write the Declaration of Independence

July 2, 1775

Extended the Olive Branch Petition to the British Crown

July 5, 1775

Final attempt at reconciliation https://goo.gl/images/NDWqpe

Approved a Declaration of Causes

July 6, 1775

Outlined the reasons for the colonies taking up arms https://goo.gl/images/GHjfKR

The Articles of Confederation were passed

July 2, 1776

Approved the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776