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2 4 Role Of Outside Powers


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2 4 Role Of Outside Powers

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