On the brink of revolution, the colonies were divided amongst themselves. Two factions with different ideologies “The Patriots” & and the “The Loyalist”, to know these factions we must first know another. Because both parties played a pivotal role in the “American Revolution”. The loyalist group was considered as the elite class of citizens they had money, education, land & and lived a lavish lifestyle. By the estimate considered by “John Adams in his personal journals in 1815 they were about twenty percent of loyalist in the colonies. They remained in favor or support of British and King George III”. They did not believe in independence from the British. They still believed themselves to be loyal British citizens. As far the Patriots are concerned, they were most citizens who wanted the revolution and freedom from the British. The Patriots were sick and tired of the British rule and their unfair treatment towards them. The Patriots …show more content…
Many historians and future generations simply referrers to them as traitors. Due to their act of cowardness, but however the main reasons for their departure was to maintain their extravagances lifestyle. The battle of Lexington and Concord was leading to a series of event that occurred earlier for example The French and Indian war on (1754-1763). The Sugar & Molasses Act (1764). The Stamp Act (1765), The Townshend Act (1767), The Boston Massacre (1770) in which the British Troops shot and killed citizens of Boston, And the Boston Tea Party incident (1773) in which “Samuel Adams” and his fellow men, Dump the Tea in the Boston Harbor. “The main goal of British troops was to capture rebel leaders Sam Adams & John Hancock”. As well as to abolish their weapons and ammunition. However, the horse rider warned the colonist “Paul Revere” and the militia was able hide their ammunition and weapons. Thus, also allowing Samuel Adams and John Hancock to
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Up until the American colonies had become established, the colonists were highly dependent upon the military and economic support of Great Britain. Though the colonies Britain’s only concern was profit and not the wellbeing of the colonies, especially in Boston, the desire for this support, as well as the necessity, dissipated. As this happened, two groups were formed; the Tories, who supported staying with England and loyal to the king, and there were the Whigs, who supported liberty and patriotism and wanted the right to self-government. The colonists did not want to secede from England until they felt it absolutely necessary, by which point news of the British military occupation in Boston was spreading throughout the colonies, and with
During the Revolutionary War, there were many Patriot political groups, but were only a few that were truly significant and made a huge impact for the people in America. These included the Committees of Correspondence, Sons of Liberty, the Second Continental Congress, and the Continental Army. In the 1700s, there were no phones for the colonists in different locations to communicate with, so the Committees of Correspondence were formed in order to allow colonists to warn people when the British were coming. Many of these committees were formed by the governments of individual colonies, others by associations such as the Sons of Liberty in the various communities. The Sons of Liberty were a well-known organization of colonists who planned the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was an effect of Parliament putting heavy taxes on tea. The Sons of Liberty formed many other groups of protesters. Also, they organized the protest against Britain for passing the Stamp Act in 1765. Another association was the Continental Army, which was created after the American Revolutionary War by the American colonies. Its purpose was to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their rebellion against Britain. After the army was formed the Second Continental Congress, which was a meeting with the delegates from the thirteen colonies. As you can see, there were many political groups during the Revolutionary War that will always remain significant in American history.
The conflict between Benjamin Franklin and his only living son is a microcosm of the little-understood clash between those Americans who strived for independence from British occupation and those that felt the country was either not or never would be ready for self-governance. Benjamin Franklin felt strongly enough about his son’s actions to label them betrayal; William Franklin felt strongly enough about the foolhardiness of the Revolution to suffer his father’s wrath. The actions of the loyalists are understood by Americans to constitute treason, but this is a simplification. Many loyalists felt that r...
Lucia Raatma’s “The Battles of Lexington and Concord” is important because it describes why the battles were fought and their effects. The American Revolution as a whole was fought to “give colonies freedom from British rule” (Raatma 4) due to unfair taxation from King III of England (Raatma 8). This shows that the driving force of the revolution was the dissatisfaction of the colonists concerning the treatment they received from the king. As a result, the colonists had had enough of the unfairness and tyranny and decided to take matters into their own hands. Several acts of protests, such as the Boston Tea Party, made the British king “furious” (Raatma 10). As a response to these protests, the king sent more soldiers and made stricter laws, which only made colonists even more upset. The back and forth tension between the colonists and the British government was the reason why the Battle of Lexington and Concord occurred, and in turn, why the American Revolution began. The American Revolution caught attention from the entire world, giving the nickname to the first shot fired the “shot heard ‘round the world” (Raatma 5). The 13 colonies who were weak economically and militarily, were taking on Great Britain, a world power with a strong military, a situation which naturally other countries wanted to see. The firing of the first shot at Lexington marked the beginning of a revolution that other countries, such as France and Haiti, would soon attempt to mimic. There were several factors that contributed to the beginning of the revolution, which are significant around the world.
...e gun, it seemed, the greater the owner‘s pride in it.” (McCullough 33) The Continental army certainly did not look like an army yet these people were brought together in this fight for freedom and prevailed even winning the support of Americans who had no hope the British would be defeated.” Merchant Erving had sided with the Loyalists primarily because he thought the rebellion would fail. But the success of Washington‘s army at Boston had changed his mind as it had for many” (McCullough 108). The reader must comprehend the power of this accomplishment for the rag-tag army. “Especially for those who had been with Washington and who knew what a close call it was at the beginning-how often circumstance, storms, contrary winds, the oddities or strengths of individual character had made the difference- the outcome seemed little short of a miracle.” (McCullough 294).
The Battle of Concord was the first serious conflict of the Revolutionary War. It again was fought on the same day as the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775. The colonists had failed to stop the British, but they got reinforcements. when the British got to Concord, there was no equipment to be taken. It was a decoy and the British had been tricked. When they turned around to head back, they were faced with the Colonial army to fight. The colonial army won and the American Revolutionary War had begun.
Nash’s argument regarding to how the American Revolution portrayed “radicalism” throughout the American Revolution has been supported from the previous pieces of evidence. Moreover, the pieces of evidence listed to support Gary B. Nash’s argument are supported in embodying the true manner on how the American colonists fought to let go of their submission with the British and try to throw down Parliaments Policies. The evidence presented illustrate how the radical-lower class politics erupted to other citizens that favored British policies and caused riots that led to the account for the Revolution itself. The issues regarding to how these radical-lower class demanded British favorites demonstrated how far reaching the people would go to demolish but historically demonstrate their pride and purpose in freeing themselves from Parliament rule. These evidential claims help proclaim what argument Nash is making suggesting that radicalism was performed indeed to a very extreme point but rather to an effective point in which led to the creation of the American
In the 1607, Great Britain started to form colonies in the new world present-day Jamestown Virginia. The British made 13 colonies in the new world that depended on resources by the 1700’s. The French and Indian War happened in the 1754-1763. Loyalist like me wanted to be a part of Great Britain while the patriots wanted independence. The new world needs to be kept a part of Great Britain because we are need their protection, and we are not ready to govern ourselves.
The Revolutionary War was one of America’s earliest battles and one of many. Although, many came to America to gain independence from Great Britain many still had loyalty for the King and their laws. Others believed that America needs to be separated from Great Britain and control their own fate and government. I will analyze the arguments of Thomas Paine and James Chalmers. Should America be sustained by Great Britain or find their own passage?
in the Revolutionary group opposing the British measures that were to lead to the American Revolution.
What’s going on, Well today people are deciding to either join the patriots or the loyalists. Supposing that you were wondering what a patriot is, it is a new group that is forming inside of the colonies that want independence from the british. The patriots are going against the redcoats who are also known as the british. Now the citizens are starting to rebel against the redcoats and are starting to take them down one by one. They do this by waiting till they’re in range they fire. People are starting to do this because they don’t want part in the british government and they weren’t being treated fairly by them. Most of the famous patriots at this time are George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. George is now a general for the patriots and Thomas Jefferson has been warning people and writing things to convince the citizens to join them. Schmoop.com said, “John Adams (1735-1826) was, along with Thomas Jefferson, one of only two signers of the Declaration of Independence later to become president.”
Its 1777, in Boston Massachusetts a small skirmish between the british and a band of poor colonial states calling themselves the Americans has blown up into a global war. The mighty royal British forces with the help of the Hashians have invaded America and the Britishes arch enemy the French have just entered the war on the american side. With all this going on the newly formed american side is is dealing with issues from within. There are three factions in on the american side the patriots who are fighting for independence and liberty, the neutralist who just want to be left alone and think there's no problem with the current state of the colonies, and the Loyalist who still believe in rule by the crown and believe that the patriots are a lost cause. Im Major General Horatio Gates of the Colonial American Army, Commander of the Northern District.
In the world’s lens during the 1760s, the British empire had a clear and prominent control over the colonies. However, by the mid-1770s the Americans became enraged enough to declare war against the British for independence. Due to Britain’s massive imperial presence around the globe, the British civilians had a strong inclination for a successful outcome. Instead, the colonists pulled a surprising victory from what should have been a swift defeat. While the British had an abundance of advantages, they lost the Revolutionary War because the British army underestimated the colonists’ perseverance for freedom.
Historians concerned with American Loyalists during the second half of the eighteenth century have produced two brands of scholarship that encompass the broad, disjointed Loyalist narrative. The first juxtaposes the Loyalists in America with the Patriot rebels within the framework of numerous burgeoning American movements increasingly bent on the separation of certain areas from the British Empire and the removal of their communities from the dominion of British Parliament and the Crown. This particular framework places Loyalists in a political environment characterized by various forms of separatism coupled with a decentralized network of rebel governments known as Committees of Correspondence. These Committees of Correspondence in charge
When American colonists began to vie for freedom in 1775, Benjamin Franklin had many reasons for supporting the revolution. At first, however, he made no comment on which side he supported. In truth, he was waiting to publicize his opinion until he could convert two loyalists who were very dear to him. First was his longtime friend and ally Joseph Galloway. Second was his own son, William Franklin. Ben...