Suffolk Resolves Quick Facts


Facts About Suffolk Resolves

In September 1774, representatives from Boston and other Suffolk County towns met in Milton, Massachusetts to craft a response to the Coercive Acts.

The Suffolk Resolves were written by Dr. Joseph Warren.

The Suffolk Resolves were passed by a unanimous vote of the Suffolk County towns on September 9.

The Suffolk Resolves declared the Coercive Acts to be unconstitutional and void; officials charged with the enforcement of these illegal acts were called upon to resign.

The Suffolk Resolves urged Massachusetts to establish a separate state until the Coercive Acts were repealed.

The Suffolk Resolves advised Massachusetts leaders to retain all future tax collections, rather than passing them on to Great Britain.

The Suffolk Resolves urged colonists to boycott of British goods and trade with Great Britain.

The Suffolk Resolves advised the people of Massachusetts to appoint militia officers and begin arming their local forces.

The Suffolk Resolves warned British official that efforts to arrest citizens on political charges would result in the detention of the arresting officers.Paul Revere delivered the Suffolk Resolves to the Continental Congress.

Paul Revere delivered the Suffolk Resolves to the First Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia.

The Suffolk Resolves were endorsed by a vote of the Continental Congress on September 17, 1774.

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  • Article Title Suffolk Resolves Quick Facts
  • Coverage 1774
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  • Keywords suffolk resolves
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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