Olive Branch Petition Primary Source Questions
July 5, 1775
- Examine the word choice and tone used by the colonists in this petition. What attitude are they using towards the King? Why do you think?
- How did the colonists justify taking up defenses against the British?
- What do the colonists want the King to understand?
- What are the colonists petitioning the King to do?
- Do you think the colonists were being genuine in their reverence towards Britain and the King? Why or Why not?