On May 15, 1776, the Virginia Convention instructed its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States’ Declaration of Independence. By: Redactor Oregon Trail Constitution, huzzah? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website + 2 = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.