What is the Continental Congress?

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Dec 18, 2015

The Continental Congress was the American government from 1775 until the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1789.


The Continental Congress was an interim government used by America from the outbreak of hostilities in 1775 until the ratification and adoption of the US Constitution in 1789.

The first prior for the Congress was the conduct of the war. When the war ended in 1783 it set about discussing how to form a permanent form of government as we have today. During that period America was governed by a weak set of law named "The Articles of Confederation."