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sent an “Olive Branch Petition” to King George and pledged their loyalty and asked the king to intercede with parliament to secure peace and the protection of colonial rights. The king dismissed the congress plea and agreed with parliament and stopped trade and shipping with the colonies.mostpowerful argument by Thomas Paine for independence? Explain your reasoning. Thomas Paine’s Argument for Independence… A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that argued strongly for what had been considered a radical idea. Entitled Common Sense the essay argued for the colonies becoming independent states and breaking all political ties with British monarchy. The Declaration of Independence… Congress gradually began to favor independence. Five delegates including Thomas Jefferson formed a committee to write a statement. The declaration listed grievances againstparliament and also expressed the basic principles that justified revolution. What was the most significant accomplishment of the Second Continental Congress? Defend your answer. What was the mostpowerful argument by Thomas Paine for independence? Explain your reasoning. 4.The Revolutionary War, pp 88-91 Key Concepts &