Lead: In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: The economic sanctions established by the First Continental Congress were for the most part successful. There were isolated “pockets of indifference” to the Association Committees and even to the growing conviction that the rising threat of war required Americans to arm themselves in anticipation of the coming conflict. The colony of Georgia did not even send delegates to Philadelphia and possessed in the clever political sense of Governor James Wright a leader perfectly willing to use the threat of Indians on the frontier which required British armed protection and the manipulation of colonial institutions to keep the move toward independence at bay.