Below are Youtube video excerpts relating to this topic from the HBO series John Adams. It is an excellent series and I highly recommend everyone picking up a copy of their own – Amazon link.
1) John Dickinson proposing the Olive Branch Petition:
2) The King’s response to the Olive Branch Petition:
3) Speech cautioning against separation from England by John Dickinson:
4) Adams’ reply to Dickinson:
5) Proofreading of the Declaration by Adams and Franklin:
6) The passing of the Declaration of Independence:
I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, July 7th, 7PM at the Holiday Inn Eastgate (4501 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45245).
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Clermont Tea Party
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with cerrtain unalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence