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Which answer best expresses the reasons the Second Continental Congress proposed declaring independence? (4 points)
Congress was frustrated by the results of the battles at Lexington and Concord. They also wanted to reject the Olive Branch Petition.
Congress was inspired by their chances to win a war with Washington as their commander. They also were trying to inspire the colonists to be independent.
Congress was frustrated by the rejection of the Olive Branch Petition. They also saw the growing move toward independence among the colonists.
Congress was inspired by the patriotic words of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. They thought these men would write a great declaration

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