Declaring Independence. Chapter 5 Lesson 4. Objectives. Evaluate the reaction of the colonists to the rejection of the Olive Branch Petition Summarize the steps taken that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence Understand the four parts of the Declaration of Independence.
Chapter 5 Lesson 4
They voted not to split from Britain just yet. It would be another year before Jefferson would write the Declaration of Independence
Olive Branch Petition
What do you predict the Americans will do next?
What did Richard Henry Lee propose at the Second Continental Congress?
The first part says that people who separate from other people should tell why they must do so.
The third part of the Declaration of Independence is the longest. It lists many bad things King George III has done to the American people.
Which phrases in the Declaration of Independence do you think are most important?
Would you be able to be a delegate in the Second Continental Congress?