The Conciliatory Resolution

This was a resolution passed by British Parliament that attempted to reach a peaceful settlement with the colonies right before the start of the Revolutionary War. It declared that those American colonies who had contributed to the common dense, supported civil government, and the administration of justice would not have to pay any taxes or duties expect those for regular commerce. It was an obvious punishment to cities who were openly engaged in anti-Crown rebellion. This resolution was sent too late, because the Continental Congress ignored it and the American Revolution began at Lexington on April 19th, 1775.

Continental Congress

Continental Congress

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