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  1. 1. Independence
  2. 2. Loyalists• Loyal to the crown of BritainWhy would they stay loyal?1. Believed it was wrong to rebel2. Feared losing profitable trade with Britain3. Family was still in Britain
  3. 3. Patriots• Wanted independence from Britain• 1/3 to ½ colonists were Patriots.Why did they want this?1. Wanted representative government2. Freedom of religion3. Wanted trade with whomever they wished
  4. 4. Neutral• Everyone else was neutral
  5. 5. Common Sense• Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine• It outlined the reasons that America should separate from Britain
  6. 6. Declaration of Independence• A committee of 5 men were chosen to write the Declaration of Independence• Primary writer was Thomas Jefferson• Approved by Congress on July 4, 1776
  7. 7. Franklin, Adams and Jefferson working on constitution
  8. 8. The drafting committee presenting its work