Thomas McKean was a representative from Delaware and a signatory on the Declaration of Independence. He was a man of extreme political engagement, having served three states and many city and county governments. In 1774, McKean was a delegate to the Continental Congress. Thomas McKean was the seventh president of the Continental Congress. During the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned a colonel in the New Jersey militia. McKean became president of the new state of Delaware. In 1799, he was elected governor of Pennsylvania as a Federalist.
The Second Continental Congress, May 10, 1775 – March 1781
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress professed loyalty to the Crown but took steps to preserve its rights. On June 14, 1775, it created the Continental Army and named George Washington as its commander. In July of 1775, it issued the Declaration of Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms. This was coupled with the Olive Branch Petition, which the king dismissed. In July of 1776, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution asserting independence. In 1777, it drafted the Articles of Confederation, but these were not ratified until 1781. The Articles established the United States as a collection of 13 sovereign states.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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