Lesson Topic   Loyalists vs. Patriots               Two groups emerged, those that  Big Idea     supported independence an...
The Sides Are Chosen How might your allegiance during the Revolution play a role in your socialstatus? How might it effe...
Loyalists        American colonists who         remained loyal to Great         Britain        Often referred to as     ...
Who were loyalists?                                                They were older                                       ...
Loyalists Demographics                                            Patriots outnumbered     Dutch colonists tended to be   ...
Patriots        Many different         backgrounds        Most were highly educated         and wealthy        Majority...
Views of the Patriots                                                Believed British taxes                              ...
Perception of Patriots     Popular image of the Patriot           Patriot Call To ArmsBig IdeaTwo groups emerged, those th...
1.   A strong unified    1.   People have rights                                  British Empire is        government can’...
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Loyalists Vs. Patriots

  1. 1. Lesson Topic Loyalists vs. Patriots Two groups emerged, those that Big Idea supported independence and those that supported the King Loyalists PatriotsKey Concepts Pennsylvania Royalists Tories Virtual Representation
  2. 2. The Sides Are Chosen How might your allegiance during the Revolution play a role in your socialstatus? How might it effect the way you’re treated during and after the conflict?
  3. 3. Loyalists  American colonists who remained loyal to Great Britain  Often referred to as Tories, Royalists, or Kings Men by the Patriots  Historians estimate that 15% to 20% of the white population were Loyalists  Many fled the country at the start of the revolutionBig IdeaTwo groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the
  4. 4. Who were loyalists?  They were older  Many were merchants and wealthy land owners  Active in the Church of England  Pennsylvania Dutch were loyalists  Feared royal land grants would be in danger  Due to idea of a republican form of government  About100,000 loyalists leftBig Idea the country after theTwo groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the revolution
  5. 5. Loyalists Demographics Patriots outnumbered Dutch colonists tended to be loyalists throughout the largely loyalists coloniesBig IdeaTwo groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the
  6. 6. Patriots  Many different backgrounds  Most were highly educated and wealthy  Majority were ordinary men and women  Farmers, mechanics, homemakers, and shopkeepers  Middle and lower classes didn’t like economic situationBig Idea Due to British taxation Two groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the
  7. 7. Views of the Patriots  Believed British taxes were not "legal“  Colonists were not directly represented in Parliament  British believed in "virtual representation”  All members of Parliament represent the interests of all the citizens of the BritishBig Idea empireTwo groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the
  8. 8. Perception of Patriots Popular image of the Patriot Patriot Call To ArmsBig IdeaTwo groups emerged, those that supported independence and those that supported the
  9. 9. 1. A strong unified 1. People have rights British Empire is government can’t good for all take away, like property 2. Colonists are British subjects 2. Taxation takes away property and should obey British law (i.e. money & goods) 3. Colonists don’t have voice in 3. Taxes are due to French & Indian Parliament, so they can’t tax War which was fought to protect colonies (No taxation without colonies representation)4. American colonies would be weak without Britain 4. There’s no way colonies could ever be represented – Parliament’s too far 5. Colonies profit from trade with 5. Many colonists fought in England the French & Indian War (we’ve done our part) 6. Colonies are too far away from England to have 6. British personnel are representation in Parliament, causing violence, its just not practical riots, and death (Boston Massacre & Tea Party)

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