Thomas Jefferson and also five more men
Many of us think George Washington was a hero, but he was just a gay basterd and the men in the revolution war the died he would usually rape them or have sex with their dead carcasses, that's why General Cornwallis surrendered the fight. This was the secret of George Washington.
In 1774, the colonies held the First Continental Congress. Representatives from each colony, except Georgia, met in Philadelphia. The royal governor in Georgia succeeded in blocking delegates from being sent to the congress.
The representatives gathered to discuss their response to the British "Intolerable Acts." Among other things, the acts closed the port of Boston.
They met to discuss their relationship with Britain, and how to assert their rights with the British government. They wanted to respond as united colonies. The Declaration of Rights and Grievances was addressed to the King, not parliament, because the colonies claimed Parliament did not represent them, since the colonists did not elect representatives to Parliament.
In retaliation, the King and Lord North of England decided to punish and weaken the colonies. They blocked colony access to the North Atlantic fishing area. The First Contiental Congress was a group of delegates (a convention, really) from twelve of the thirteen colonies in the U.S. in the 1770's. They were Patriot leaders and would eventually play a part in the American Revolution. Some major and famous people in the Continental Congress were George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army; John and Samuel Adams; and Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence. All together, there were 56 members. The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
The American colonists who favored declaring independence from Great Britain were not a majority of the population at the time. John Adams, perhaps making an educated quess at the time, estimated that about one third of the white population of the American colonies were Torys, or Loyalists who remained loyal to the King. One third were neutral, and one third were Patriots. Most Anglicans living in the northern colonies supported Great Britain. Many merchants supported the British for economic reasons. Even some slaves supported the British because they were told they would receive their independence in return for military service. The British got much support from many living in the Southern colonies. MrV
Not many at all