John Adams: Declaration of Colonial Rights
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John Dickinson reads a summary of The Declaration and Resolves written by the First Continental Congress. The Declaration is the colonists' response to the Intolerable Acts and other objectionable actions performed by Great Britain. During the reading, John Adam expresses his disapproval of Congress' approach to the issues.

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  1. What course is the Continental Congress vowing to take?
  2. How does John Adams feel of the Continental Congress?
  3. What does John Dickinson mean when he says "may the sword of the parent never be stained with the blood of her children"?

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