English Parliament & Continental Congress

The Parliament of England was the legislature of the Kingdom of England. In 1066, William of Normandy introduced a feudal system, by which he sought the advice of a council of tenants-in-chief and ecclesiastics before making laws. The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution. 5.0/5

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This day in the past for October 30th… → 0637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. → 1270 - 8th & last crusade is launched. → 1485 - Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey, London. → 1534 - English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church - a role formerly held by the Pope. → 1688 - Montreal Quebec - First lottery held at Montreal. → 1727 - Quebec - First timber business starts in New France; export of wood to France follows. → 1735 - John Adams born. → 1768 - 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC). → 1775 - American Revolution - On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress appoints seven members to serve on an administrative naval committee tasked with the acquisition, outfitting and manning of a naval fleet to be used in defense against the British. → 1801 - A meteorite strikes a house near Horringer-mill, Suffolk, England, burning it and a sta ...
DID YOU KNOW THAT MAJOR OBJECTION TO BEING RULED BY BRITAIN WAS. Did You Know… The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament. Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee. Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon. June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, looking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag. “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fathe ...
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