Articles of Association 1774
The Continental Association, otherwise known simply as “Association”, was a system created by the First Continental Congresss in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with England. Congress hoped that by imposing financial sanctions, they would pressure England into revisiting the issues of the colonies. The Continental Association seeked to to change English policies towards the colonies.
The boycott became effective on December 1, 1774. The boycott implemented by the Continental Association was successful for the short duration. The outbreak of the American Revolutionary War superseded the attempt to boycott English goods.
• Peyton Randolph