What was the Olive Branch Petition?

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Oct 23, 2016

A petition to King George of peace.


In 1775, a letter was written to King George III attempting to avoid a war. It asked the king to moderate what he did with all the taxes and laws. It was written as though America was a loyal subject to the king. the king disregarded it. and the colonists knew that either they would be forever enslaved to Britain or have to fight it out.