1.Explain the reasons the British wanted to limit westward expansion after the French and Indian War. Your answer should include three reasons along with your explanations of why the British did this and why the colonist felt it was wrong. 10 points The British gained control of a vast territory in
They hated the views of the governed and wanted equality for all, including a voice in the government and equal rights. According to the text, it states, “‘The British care not for us, they only care for victory. Patriots own slaves, yes, but you must listen to their words: ‘all men, created equal.’ The words come first. They’ll pull the deeds and the justice behind them.’” (a slave 164). This shows that the Patriots, or rebels as some call them, say that all men are born with the same liberty, privileges, and rights. They fight for having an opinion, in the colonies/government. In contrast, Loyalists have a very different, if not opposite, point of view on Freedom and Liberty. Most Loyalists are of the hierarchy and believe they deserve more than anyone socially lower than them. They believe those who are not alike, do not merit liberty nor freedom. As stated in the book, “‘Freedom and liberty has many meanings,’ Lockton finally said. ‘Am I free to return to my home? Shall I be at liberty from the improper meddling of your Committee?’” (Master Lockton 31). Master Lockton is of the higher status and, of course, a Loyalist. He is arguing with a Patriot Committee and gives his perspective on Freedom and Liberty. This demonstrates that Loyalists are very loyal to the King and believe obeying will increase your social state. They think of freedom as having no disturbances in their
I would convince the Loyalist to support the Patriots by giving them supplies they need like guns, Food, Shelter etc. Some Loyalist only support the British because they attend a church that is ruled by the British king. So I would give them more than just that and hopefully change
The years of 1763-1765 were truly defining moments for colonist of the colonies, soon to become the United States of America. ‘’War! War! This is the only way!” American Colonist shouted,as they took to the streets proclaiming defiance of British rule. “We as a people shall fight for our freedom
Colonists who stayed loyal to the British Empire wished to retain the power and protection of being part of that Empire. They wanted to fix the disagreements between the British government and the colonies before it was too late, even though they knew that the taxes being levied by Parliament against them were excessive.1 Some suggested that the British simply needed to be willing to negotiate a bit with the colonies and give them the greater political and commercial autonomy they so desired. William Smith, Jr., a loyalist lawyer from New York, wanted the colonies to have their own “continental parliament”, and other new colony-specific government offices, which would have necessitated changes to the British Constitution.2 Since both sides were so intractable in their beliefs that they were the ones being wronged, no such radical compromise was ever considered, but that did not stop the desperate loyalists from imagining a scenario where the status quo was maintained as much as possible.
The war unveiled weakness and unpreparedness on the part of the English. Due to this unpreparedness the colonists suffered greatly. The colonists in the Ohio Valley in particular were subjected to raids by Indian tribes whom were allied with the French. In 1757 things got even worse for the colonists due to the English secretary of state William Pitt, who considered himself a colonist sympathizer, decided to start a practice called “impressment”, which allowed British commanders to enlist colonists by force. More unjust actions under William Pitt included seizing supplies and forcing colonists to allow British troops to stay in colonists’ homes without compensation. The American colonists deeply resented these practices and even rioted in New York city that same year which threatened to end England’s war with France. Realizing some of his mistakes, William Pitt loosened his grip on the American colonies by reimbursing them for supplies used by the army as well as returning military recruitment control to the colonists. As the war ended, this proved to be a pivotal moment for the colonists and the English. The English were angry that the American colonists invested so little in a war that was for the colonists benefit. The American colonists felt that this conflict between the English and French confirmed as to why the English had no business involving themselves in colonial
The first thing to remember is that there was a multitude of factors for supporting Great Britain and essentially becoming a Loyalist. At the
On the road to the American Revolution, the colonists could either choose to be a loyalist or a patriot. It all depends on how that certain colonist thought was better for their family. themselves, and the rest of the colonies. When thinking of the loyalist, people might think that there
Imagine a time in which rebels swarmed army officials and attacked them. Or millions of people reviling British soldiers because they were doing their job clearly and well. This time was none other than the American Revolution. A time where American rebels mercilessly took on the British Soldiers because they felt that their rights were violated. But I feel that the British were right where they stood and all of their policies and regulations were justified. They were right because the rebels were still part of British government and were still the king’s subjects so they had to obey the king, and the rebels didn’t have the right to name their own nation independent because they still followed the Parliaments rules. And lastly they were colonists sent on an expedition that the king agreed
Welcome fellow colonists, we are gathered here to discuss the issue about Great Britain and our colonies. In recent events, Patriots have felt that Great Britain was being unfair towards us and were putting themselves before us. This is not true. On behalf of the Loyalists, I believe that we should not break away from Britain, and we should stay loyal to them, as they were to us. We come from the almighty nation of Great Britain that allowed us freedom and saved us multiple times. The King permitted us to journey here based on our wish. We should praise him for that as he is ready to accept us back after all we have done towards him, such as humiliating his soldiers and violating his property and goods. Great Britain was the “hero” of many wars that were fought against enemies, and they keep this nation stabilized with supplies and weapons. We should not break away from Great Britain because we cannot defend ourselves without them, we have to pay back our debt towards the King, and we should stay loyal to our homeland.
it’s an obvious choice on which side to be on. you should be a loyalist and stick with the king. one reason is that they have England on their side and england has food to supply loyalists and the soldiers. life would also be protected by england the soldiers would have more weapons and supplies than the rebels would have. another reason is the rebels have to pay higher taxes because the king was punishing them for rebelling.
The loyalists during the time were mainly American colonists who stayed loyal to the British crown. There are many reasons why they stayed loyal its because most of the loyalists were older, resisted radicle change and were better established. Another reason is that they wanted to take control of the middle road but were forced to declare their resistance by the patriots making them bitter along with the patriots. The loyalist had a long standing relationship with Britain wither in family or business. The supporters also believed in the king and anyone rebelling against crown was
Mr Ferguson, I must humble question your opinion that this war was a justified rebellion. I fear that we may have been wrong in our actions. While you are correct that we are out from under British rule, what has it cost us? My business in Charleston
. You have contravened my liberty with all of your taxes, that I can assure, no one from the colonies agreed to. You have infringed my property by instituting the Proclamation of 1763, via not allowing me to move west of the Appalachian Mountains. You have also encroached my property by enacting the Quartering Act, which gave your soldiers the authority to move inside my home whenever they want. While, I'm just expected to nurse, clothe, bathe, and feed, until they see fit to leave.
As a delegate of the American colonist, I highly agree with you that the colonies have no choice but to fight Britain. Even though we want to make peace with the them, I doubt it will ever happen any time soon. Great Britain has no intentions to settle a treaty between us and them.