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Adam Norris Chapter 5 The States United Olive Branch Petition (1775) Written after Lexington/Concord (1775) and Bunker Hill (1775) Adopted by the Second Continental Congress Final attempt to avoid war between Britain and the colonies Appeal to KG3 to stop conflict and go back to saultary neglect KG3 rejects it “You need to be punished, you are in a state of rebellion and I will crush you” MOST AMERICANS DID NOT WANT INDEPENDENCE IN 1775, ONLY TO GO BACK TO SALUTARY NEGLECT British Recruitment to Fight Americans Natives Southern slaves Promised them freedom if they fought for him Made many southerners join the revolutionary cause becuase of this Hessians (German mercenaries) Common Sense by T-Paine (1776) Aimed at Americans that were “on the fence” about independence Urged Americans to break away from Britain Second Continential Congress (1775) Urged trading with all countries BUT Britain (boycott British goods)

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