Liberty's Kids: The Second Continental Congress
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This clip illustrates the debate that occurred during The Second Continental Congress, which took place on May 10, 1775. The meeting was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who declared that the American Revolutionary War had begun. Many of the delegates were in favor of war, while others were opposed to it.

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  1. Why is there so much tension in this meeting of the Second Continental Congress?
  2. What issue divided members of the Second Continental Congress?

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