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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Olive Branch Petition

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The Olive Branch Petition was important because it

A

was able to stop fighting for over a year after the Battle of Bunker Hill.

B

was a last-ditch effort to prevent a larger war from breaking out, and its rejection by King George III pushed many who were wary of declaring independence to take up that position.

C

was an attempt by Parliament to stop the fighting by offering to rescind the Coercive Acts.

D

created a state of peace between the Thirteen Colonies and the other British colonies which had not declared independence.

E

offered to pay off the debts from the Boston Tea Party in an attempt to stop the fighting in New England.