Day 2. The Revolution Begins. Unit 4, Journal #1. There are many problems that you as a teenager face every day. Because of this, we all have heard complaint after complaint. Now is time for you to air these grievances.
Why is this so successful?
-Underprepared (mentally, physically)
Many people found fault with Britain’s actions; however they remained loyal to their King.
Many were uncertain about “independence.”
BUT, in the months following the Olive Branch Petition, colonial public opinion began to shift.The Olive Branch Petition
Anonymous 47-page pamphlet essay they remained loyal to their King
Attacks King George and the monarchy
Argues that the King is responsible for the tyranny.
Paine declared that the time had come for colonists to proclaim an independent republic.Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
Paine argues that they remained loyal to their Kingindependence …
Common Sense was widely read (approx. 500,000 copies were sold) and widely applauded