They issued a number of new laws that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. Was it right for Great Britain to tax the colonists or were the colonists right to revolt.
The Congress itself exercised sovereign powers Ward, The American Financial Situation Deteriorates With the victory at Saratoga the military side of the war had improved considerably for the Americans.
From then on, officers accused of any offense in the colonies would be sent to England for trial.
Lacking both the numbers and the discipline of its adversary the American army was unlikely to be able to meet the British army on equal terms on the battlefield Higginbotham, In the middle colonies, where religious diversity flourished, colonists resented British attempts to curb their religious freedom and infringe on the independence of their colonial legislatures.
The colonists did want to separate from Britain because of how unfairly they were being treated, but at heart most of them still felt a strong bond to their home land.
With plenty of room to maneuver his forces and unable to match those of the British, George Washington chose to engage in a war of attrition. There were numerous measures designed to ensure the colonial legislatures did not achieve autonomy, although many had nothing to do with the larger British Empire.
He explains how America formed such a unique from of government.
The Second Continental Congress met on May 10, and George Washington was elected commander of the patriotic forces. Modernity, it is a macro process of transition from traditional to modern society.