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AP US History Chapter 8 Study Guide

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Chapter 8 Study Guide Terms and Names: Olive Branch Petition: In July of 1775, the Continental Congress adopted this petition, professing American loyalty to the crown and begging the king to prevent further hostilities. Thomas Paine: Thomas Paine was one of the founding fathers of the United States; he emigrated to the New World in 1774. He was an inventor, author, and revolutionary. Common Sense: In 1776 Paine published on of the most influential pamphlets ever written. His tract became a whirlwind best seller and within a few months reached the astonishing total of 120,000 copies. He argued for the superiority of a republic over a monarchy.

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