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  • Role of Outside Powers in the Revolutionary War
  • Loyalists/Tories
    • Not supportive of the Articles of Confederation or the Continental Congress
    • Opposed to patriots and actively supported the British
      • Money, shelter, information
  • Native Americans
    • Generally sided with the British
    • Proclamation of 1763 reserved land for the Indians would limit colonial expansion
    • Joseph Brandt
  • France
    • Ancient enemy of England
    • Lent the colonists ships, guns and money
    • Ben Franklin and John Adams became Congressional envoys to France
    • Marquis de Lafayette and Saratoga
  • Others
    • Spain – sent the colonist ships and guns
    • Prussia – Von Steuben helped train colonial army
    • German – Hessians were purchased by the British