The First Continental Congress did a few things, like draft the Articles of Association 1 and to provide for a Second Continental Congress to meet on May 10, 1775, but the big news from the Second Continental Congress was that they began debating a resolution in favor of independence, which was approved on July 2, 1776 and signed 2 days later. Big news indeed.
And yeah, you know some of these men, but what about the other men? Here they are, the members of the Second Continental Congress – 2
From New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware
From the Province of Pennsylvania
From the Province of Massachusetts Bay
Robert Treat Paine
From the Province of New Hampshire
From the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
From the Province of New York
From the Province of Georgia
From the Colony and Dominion of Virginia
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
From the Province of North Carolina
From the Province of South Carolina
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
From the Province of New Jersey
From the Connecticut Colony