This Day In History: 1775-05-31

1775: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in North Carolina. The Resolves proclaimed that “all Laws… derived from the Authority of the King or Parliament, are annulled and vacated,” and that the Provincial government “under the Great Continental Congress is invested with all legislative and executive Powers… and that no other Legislative or Executive does or can exist, at this time, in any of these Colonies.” What has been done, to great effect, can be done again.

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1775-05-31