The Continental Congress passes the Tory Act, 1776

Mobbing the Tories

The Continental Congress publishes the “Tory Act” resolution on January 2nd  1776, which describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal to the British and King George.
The act called on colonial committees to indoctrinate those “honest and well-meaning, but uninformed people” by enlightening them as to the “origin, nature and extent of the present controversy.” Read more