What was the primary purpose of the Olive Branch Petition?
|(A)||To open trade between the United States and the Mediterranean nations of Greece and Italy|
|(B)||To ask King George III to bring about a reconciliation between Parliament and the colonies|
|(C)||To state the reasons for Americans to declare their independence from Great Britain|
|(D)||To urge Americans to declare independence from a corrupt hereditary monarchy|
|(E)||To justify America’s decision to begin to take up arms against the redcoats|