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					By: Kelly FitzGerald




                       Period 8 Social Studies
                                      Tech7-9
    Introduction
        The Olive Branch Petition

• Created by Continental
  Congress
• Attempt to prevent war
• One of the two main documents
  written in American point of
  view
• Resulted in Revolutionary War
                    The Continental Congress
• The Continental Congress formed
• Problems
• Militias formed
• Americans prepared for war - just in case
• King George III wouldn’t consider the
  complaints
• Massachusetts was declared to be in
  rebellion
• Question: Was it possible to make a
  peaceful solution???




                                              Continental Congress
What is the Olive Branch Petition?

                  • Kind petition to King
                    George III
                  • Make peace before War
                  • Assert rights of colonists
                     •Who?•
•48 Signatures including:         Morph
•John Dickinson
•John Adams
•Stephen Hopkins
•Benjamin Franklin
•Thomas Jefferson
•Delegates
•King George III
•Britain vs. America        Me into John Dickinson
          •Where?•
Representatives from the
  following colonies signed
  it:
1. New Hampshire
2. Massachusetts
3. Connecticut
4. Rhode Island
5. New York
6. New Jersey
7. Pennsylvania
8. Maryland
9. Delaware
10.North & South Carolina
11.Virginia
-Olive Branch Petition
  Shipped to London
                •WHEN?•

                                   BEFORE
July 5th 1775:

Olive Branch Petition adopted by
second continental congress
July 8th 1775

Olive Branch Petition submitted
to King George III
Occurred Before the
American Revolution
                                   American Revolution
     ? •WHY• ?
• Repeal Intolerable Acts

• Peace before war

• Assert rights of
  colonists while staying
  loyal to British crown
      Why is it called the
  “OLIVE BRANCH” Petition?

• Olive Branch is a
  peace symbol
• The Olive
  Branch Petition
  was a peace
  petition
    King George III’s Reaction:
• Outraged
• Disregarded it
• Rejected the petition
• Wanted to put an end to the
  disorders
• Started the Revolutionary
  war

    Disregard- to ignore
    something
    SUCCESS or FAILURE?
              FAILURE
WHY IT FAILED:
• Wasn’t read

• Misunderstanding of it’s purpose

• Continental Congress failed to make peace
  before war
      Summary
1. Petition was created to make peace
   before war

2. King George III refused to read it and
   became extremely angry

3. Failure

				
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