what impact did the 1st continental congress have on the people living during that time?

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    At that time there was a trade boycott on the colonies which was greatly in dispute. King George (who was not too mentally stable) was not giving into demands for self government. The 1st congress hoped to pressure England into giving into their demands for self government finding some of the restrictions on the colonies by British Parliament unconstitutional. They hoped to pressure King George to accept these terms by pushing a trade boycott of their own against England. Even though the colonies were separate, anyone speaking out would have to watch their step as they could still be prosecuted for speaking against the King & gov't. of England. It was a very tense time as there were still a lot of individuals in power in Pennsylvania who did not want to fully secede from England.

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