Contenantial Congress Analysis

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In 1774, the 13 original colonies established the first continental legislated body, called the Contenantial Congress. Though some delegates were scared to separate from British control, many delegates desired independence. By May 1775, the American Revolution had already begun and the second Contenantial Congress was growing more toward their own independence. The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4, 1776 and only military victory would secure the states independence from British control. The Contenantial Congress constructed a military force and placed it under the command of George Washington, who would become the first President of the United States. In 1777, the Contenantial Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation, which is known as America’s first Constitution. The Articles invested the greatest power in individual states and left the national government weak. The Constitution adopted in 1789, created the necessary framework that secured a foundation of democracy, which is considered to be the longest and strongest document written in history. The US Constitution has many strengths and weaknesses that make this political system unique. One unique major …show more content…
The NRA wants the free owning and possession of firearms and guns, while others want stronger firearm laws and regulations instituted. February 2013 survey found that 37% of adults reported having a gun in their household, with 24% saying they personally owned the gun and 13% saying it was owned by someone else in their home. The survey also found that 58% of people who did not have a gun in their household said that having a gun would make them feel uncomfortable. The power the organization and the support of millions of members truly make the NRA an important political interest group with the ability to have an effect on the legislation and laws of the

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