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How did the First Continental Congress steer a middle course between revolution and conciliation with the British?

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10/07/2014

Meeting for less than two months in September-October of 1774, the First Continental Congress steered a middle course between revolution against and conciliation with the British in a number of ways. Principally, it acted aggressively through a resolution to boycott British goods while seeking conciliation through a respectful, even deferential, petition that directly presented grievances to the British monarch.