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 their thoughts. The British ambushed the Americans on October 7th which was a turning point in the American Revolution war and later Americans made the British General Burgoyne surrender. They also got help by the French military in the war which was a advantage for them both because it gave them more fire power.
During the American Revolution, patriots were the people who supported the war against Britain, and loyalists were the people who opposed the war. I would be a patriot during the American Revolution because England’s debt was not the colonists’ responsibility, they were doing a good job governing for themselves, and innocent people died in the Boston Massacre.
The war seemed to separate the colonists into three separate groups. Ones that were loyal to Britain, which were called “loyalists”. Most loyalists had “business ties” with Britain and saw being on Britain’s side of the war as being “defenders”. While other loyalists despised those that rebelled and assumed their reason to rebel was to obtain more money from the empire. The second group was with George Washington called the “Patriots”, who were fighting for the freedom from Britain, and the third group were people that were trying to go about their lives and not get involved in the war. Though slaves were asked to participate in the war, most went to Britain’s side in exchange for freedom. In 1775, Washington and his army win the battle at Saratoga and this ultimately wins over France as an
After the victory towards French in the Seven Years War, the political and social relationship of the colonists and Great Britain had shifted to a different direction. The colonists began to think of themselves as Americans. At that time, The British government felt that the colonies had become quite independence, and they wanted their colonies to start paying tax in order to help England pay the national debt. Not only were Americans forced to pay direct taxes, but they were also obliged to involve in strict regulatory acts such as Sugar Act and Currency Act. Sugar Act (1764) strongly affected American’s trading in which their oceanic vessels and cargos could be inspected by the British Navy and might be confiscated if the paper and the goods that being transported were in disagreement. Currency Act (1764) restricted colonial governments to print their own paper money. These two acts put some colonists in anger but they were not enough to result in civil disorder until the Stamp Act was passed. The reason that the colonists resisted government authority with the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) was because the Stamp Act collected taxes in all type of papers including newspapers, playing cards, licenses, and stamps. This outraged many colonists especially the educated and
During the war, the colonists who were fighting, began to realize just how much they were deprived. The colonists observed how much more the British possessed and wanted the same since they were still Englishmen (Doc D). The English officials that came to lead in the colonies were not the most pleasant to work with and also were not superior listeners. The officers ignored what the colonists said, even if it was a colonial military leader. The colonial soldiers were seen as weak and inferior and were not respected by the officers. After the war, the taxes the colonists had to pay, also created new opinions in their minds (Doc G). Colonists began considering more about becoming separate from England and governing their own government. Revolutionaries propagated their ideas of disbanding as well. These theories created unity in the colonies but weakened the link between England and various colonists.
During the American Revolution, people had to decide which side to support. Colonists for independence from England were usually called revolutionaries or whigs. But some Americans thought that to break away from the British government would not be right; they usually were called loyalists or tories.
Both Loyalists and Patriots faced several tribulations in events leading up to the American Revolution as the feelings of rebellion slowly progressed and created a great sense of tension. The Loyalists that inhabited the colonies, however, endured severe harassment in the times leading up to the war. They suffered through actions of disrespect and humiliation. They were, in other words, tortured for their position on the side of the English Law. This treatment forced many Loyalists to flee and return to England or to spread out and live elsewhere. Personal attacks and the stealing and destruction of their property were common nuisances that the Loyalists endured in times of trouble. Another example of the extremely cruel punishment towards
Even though America was now completely self-sufficient, there were still people loyal to England. Often referred to as the "Tories", they did not want to abandon their parent country. The loyalists believed that America would never survive without England's protection and guidance. Mather Byles said, "...which is better, to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or by three thousand tyrants not a mile away." (The Famous Mather Byles). People like him believed that creating a separate government in America would not solve any problems, but only create more new ones. Others preached that it is a shame to leave their parent country. However, since the loyalists made up a small percentage of the population and were generally rich, the majority of people rarely favored their ideas. Prior to the breakout of the Revolution, many Tories had been tarred and feathered, beaten, or were subjected to other forms of punishment.
Many colonists were loyal supporters of the French and Indian War and when the war came to the forefront, they wanted nothing more than to fight alongside the British Army. The two shared many of the same ideals and values
In the past, while learning about the American Revolution I had always thought of America as a united front. The war between the Patriots and Loyalists could even be compared to the war between America and Britain. The Patriots were not justified in abusing and expelling the Loyalists. In the actions the Patriots took against the Loyalists, they violated their unalienable rights, these actions also allowed for history to repeat itself through the civil war in 1861.
This eventually led to a new form of government being established which rested the power on the people (representative government), strengthening their idea of unity. With this came new political values and ideas that completely altered the identity of the colonists. While some Americans still sided with the British (Loyalists), others came to develop a new form of patriotism based on viewing the British as an enemy and not an ally (Patriots). For example, in 1777, George Washington and his army were struggling in a freezing Valley Forge while American Loyalists were supplying shoes and clothing to British troops just nearby, with no regards to what
Henceforth, the overall rundown of the book is based off the British view of the the American Revolution and how they viewed the colonist from a retrospect in the events happening. To begin with, King George the III had been placing taxes on the colonist, which made them furious over their relationship with him. The loyalist saw these “acts” as a part of
From 1607 to 1754, people’s views on governing themselves changed greatly. It began in 1607, with the settlement of Jamestown. They were a corporate colony, working for the Virginia Company, they were whole-heartedly British. The Great Awakening, the Enlightenment, and the Tradition of Neglect all introduced new ways for the American colonies to think of themselves as more independent. Although they still considered themselves part of the British Empire, by the end of this era they had discovered that they could make their own laws and constitutions that fit the way that their world worked as opposed to Great Britain.
Paul Revere was one of the most famous figures in the American Revolution. He was a silversmith and courier during the war and was also one of the leaders of the Boston Tea Party. Revere is most well-known for his ride to Lexington to warn minute men John Hancock, and Samuel Adams along with countrymen of the British