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How many colonies voted for independence?
Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, how many of the 13 colonies voted for independence?
Answer and Explanation: On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. Twelve of the colonies voted to support independence, but the representatives
Furthermore, what colony did not vote for independence? Delegates from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York were still not yet authorized to vote for independence, however, and some of them threatened to leave Congress if the resolution were adopted.
One may also ask, which colonies voted for independence?
On 1 July 1776 Lee's motion was debated again and John Dickinson made a formal speech in opposition. Nine colonies voted for the resolution; Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted against it. The New York delegates did not vote because of their instructions and the two delegates from Delaware were divided.
When did the colonies vote for independence?
July 2, 1776