Other actions such as taking away power from states like Massachusetts, which were once autonomous (50% of power), have caused more conflict.
When everything reached its peak to have a meeting called the Sixth Congress the following year, while still in the American Revolution, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve an independent resolution. proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee, Virginia state delegate, to declare the United States independent from UK rule.
The legal separation of the thirteen colonies from the United Kingdom actually took place on July 2, but the Declaration of Independence (a statement explaining this decision), was prepared by the Commission, with the leadership of Thomas Jefferson was not signed. The Congress debated and revised the word of the Declaration, eventually ratifying it two days later on July 4. It was signed by 56 representatives from thirteen. states – formerly known as thirteen colonies.