Was Hancock a delegate to the second continental congress?
John Hancock served as the President of the Second Continental Congress, and was sent to the Congress by the state of Massachusetts as a delegate.
In 1775, Hancock was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress. As the presiding officer, he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. After signing the document in an clearly identifiable fashion, he said, "The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward."
Name the delegate from Virginia who introduced the resolution for independence to the second Continental Congress?
Thomas Jefferson was actually a replacement at the Second Continental Congress. The delegate he replaced was the First Continental CongressÕs President Peyton Randolph. At the commencement of the Second Continental Congress, Randolph was summoned to preside over the Virginia House of Burgesses and sent Jefferson in his stead.
John Hancock was the President of the Second Continental Congress and the first delegate to sign the Declaration of Independence,. He did so in such a way that in America his name has become a synonym for the word 'signature'. Hancock made significant contributions to the war effort, primarily by organizing supplies and helping to establish the navy. He was wealthy and spent part of his fortune in the war effort.