The Albany Congress (51 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


Called to negotiate a treaty with the Iroquois in event of war with the French, the Congress approves Benjamin Franklin's Plan of the Union of the colonies, with a president general named by Britain and a grand council with legislative power. The plan was rejected by the colonies and the Crown.

Editors. "The Albany Congress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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