John Adams: Olive Branch Petition
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After the colonists sent the Olive Branch Petition to King George, they received a response known as the Proclamation of Rebellion. John Hancock reads the Proclamation, which declared some elements of the colonies in a state of rebellion. It served as a warning for those who were not loyal to the king and left the colonists less convinced that the king would resolve their disputes with England, leading to a movement towards declaring independence.

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  1. What is the state of Washington's soldiers?
  2. How does King George respond to the Olive Branch Petition?
  3. What does King George say of those who give up rebellion? What about those who persist?
  4. Why does Franklin say "God bless the king"?

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