Olive Branch Petition Essay

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Called French and Indian War in America, Seven Years’ War

French v.s. British

The French were outnumbered, even with their Indian allies, with the exception of the Iroquois who refused to ally with France and negotiated a treaty with the English government instead.

British General Edward Braddock leads 2,500 men against Fort Duquesne, where the French and Indians ambush and kill them.

In 1758, Braddock is avenged by William Pitts in a retake of Fort Duquesne.

Britain planned expedition to Quebec to knockout Anglo-French for North America possession, which led to the Siege of Quebec in 1759.

Wolfe gets control of supply routes to Quebec.

The French lose.

The war officially ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.

Long-term significance
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Topic: Olive Branch Petition

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John Adams

On July 5, 1775 the Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

Submitted to King George III on July 8, 1775.

The Olive Branch Petition was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists.

While expressing these rights, the petition expressed loyalty to the British crown. Basically saying that they were declaring their own rights, but that with these new rights they will remain loyal to the king.

The petition was dismissed by King George III, who refused to even look at it.

King George proclaimed that the colonies were acting in a state of rebellion.

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Optional Notes or Summary

Topic: Citizen Genet

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A Patriot’s History of the United States

John Adams

A Patriot’s History of the United States

Alexander Hamilton

A Patriot’s History of the United States

His Excellency George Washington

John Adams

Alexander Hamilton

A Patriot’s History of the United States

John Adams

A Patriot’s History of the United
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Topic: Monroe Doctrine Significance

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A Patriot’s History of the United States

Defiance to the Old World

The Monroe Doctrine was significant because it supported the “newly independent Latin America republics in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico” against the European powers that might try and take over to colonize and expand.

The doctrine told Europe to stay out of American foreign and military policy, and in return we would stay out of theirs.

This doctrine was “the basis of American isolationist foreign policy”

It is significant because it formed a relationship between the United States and Latin America and continues to to this day.

It was an “expression of American character” because the President decided to issue the doctrine without asking for any ones help.

European powers were scared of the presidents boldness.

It showed defense of the country and its future.

It was a defiance to “the corrupt oppressions of the common man.”

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Topic: Mexican War Results

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Hispanic America,
Texas, and the
Mexican War

Keys to American

Team of Rivals

With the U.S. victory at Chapultepec, the Mexican War

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