Student Name Second Continental Congress Proposals and Arguments



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Student Name ______________________________

Second Continental Congress Proposals and Arguments
What is your character’s name? _______________________________

What faction does your character belong to __________________________


For each of the following proposals that may come up during the Second Continental Congress, please write in complete sentences the reasons that your character should support or reject that proposal.
1. We declare our love and appreciation for the great King George III, and we are glad for the protection His Majesty’s army and navy provide us.
Does your character support or reject this proposal? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________


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2. We will give aid and supplies to the colonial militias currently surrounding Boston.

Does your character support or reject this proposition? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________
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3. We will form a Continental Army with George Washington as commander-in-chief.

Does your character support or reject this proposition? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________
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4. We petition King George III to personally promote the repeal of the Intolerable Acts. The colonies will stop the movement toward independence if the Intolerable Acts are repealed and Parliament agrees to regulate trade.


Does your character support or reject this proposition? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________


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5. We authorize privateering against British shipping.

Does your character support or reject this proposition? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________
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6. We believe that the colonies should break away from the tyranny of Great Britain and become free and independent states. To achieve this break from Great Britain, we believe a document declaring our independence should be created and approved by this Congress.
Does your character support or reject this proposition? _________________________________

Explain why: __________________________________________________________________


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