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 delegates who arrived in Philadelphia for the meetings of the First Continental Congress were the cream of their colony’s leadership. Massachusetts and Virginia led the way and presented the highest in intellectual and social leadership. Virginians were especially impressive; ‘elegant with distinguished bearing.’ Ceasar Rodney of Delaware considered the lot of them, “more sensible fine fellows you would ever wish to see.”