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The Olive Branch Petition was important because it


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


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.


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


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


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

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