John Adams: Drafting of the Olive Branch Petition
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John Dickinson and John Adams dispute the approach they should take to restore their rights that England has violated. John Dickinson believes they should exhaust all peaceful options and convince the English Parliament to restore the rights via an Olive Branch petition. John Adams feels that the only way to restore their rights is to go to war because he feels England will continue to ignore the requests of the colonies.

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  1. Why does Mr. Dickinson want to offer an olive branch to Parliament?
  2. Why does Mr. Adams believe the situation is beyond negotiation?
  3. What do the men agree on?

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