American Revolution: Continental Congress Photo Gallery and related media
American Revolution: Continental Congress
In May of 1775, the Second Continental Congress convened at the State house (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. New members included Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (photograph from 1974).
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