[May 10th, 1775]
The Second Continental Congress began on May 10th, 1775, and was held between representatives of the thirteen colonies. With the Battle of Lexington and Concord fresh in their minds, they established the militia as the Continental Army to represent the thirteen states. George Washington was also elected as Commander in Chief of the army and later went on to become the first president of the United States of America. This congress shaped America greatly. It proved how strong and put-together the colonies really were and how easily Britain overlooked that.