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  The American Revolution - The Making of America and Her Independence
The term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
Loyalists were numerous and included small farmers as well as large landowners, royal officeholders, and members of the professions; they were to be found in varying strength in every colony.
The leaders in the new country were those prominent either in the council halls or on the fields of the Revolution, and the first three Presidents after the Constitution of the United States was adopted were Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.
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The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that became the United States of America gained independence from the British Empire.
The American Revolution included a series of broad intellectual and social shifts that occurred in the early American society, such as the new republican ideals that took hold in the American population.
The American Revolution was the first wave of the Atlantic Revolutions that took hold in the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, and the Latin American wars of liberation.
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  Loyalist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loyalists such as Richard Musgrave were associated with a history of the rebellion which interpreted it as a Catholic plot to drive Protestants out of Ireland.
Though loyalists claim to speak on behalf of their communities and the unionist community in general, the evidence of electoral contests would tend to suggest that their support is minimal and exclusively urban, working-class based.
Loyalists in the American Revolutionary War were known as Loyalists of the American Revolution.
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 American_Revolution
The American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the revolution and ensuing political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America with a new political system.
The American War of Independence (1775–1783) was one part of the revolution, but the revolution by the Americans began before the first shot was fired at Lexington and Concord and continued after the British surrender at Yorktown.
Loyalists were often of the same well-to-do social circles that produced the right wing of the Patriots (for example Thomas Hutchinson); however, the Scottish highlanders of the Mohawk Valley and the frontiersmen of Georgia included a large number of poorer men.
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 Loyalist (American Revolution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loyalists were British North American colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown during the American Revolution.
Therefore, when Loyalist slaveowners left the country, they took their slaves to Jamaica and other islands where conditions were bleak for the slaves.
Many of the Loyalists were forced to abandon substantial amounts of property, and restoration of or compensation for this lost property was a major issue during the negotiation of the Jay Treaty in 1795.
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 Loyalist: Encyclopedia II - Loyalist - Loyalists in Northern Ireland
Loyalist, Loyalist - Loyalists in Northern Ireland, Loyalist - Loyalists in Scotland, Loyalist - Loyalists in England
Though loyalists claim to speak on behalf of their communities and the unionist community in general, the evidence of electoral contests would tend to suggest that their support is minimal and exclusively urban, working-class based.
Relatives of the victims of loyalist violence, whether nationalist or unionist, often contrast the vehemence with which the Democratic Unionist Party and the Ulster Unionist Party attack the IRA for killing and bombing, with their more muted responses to loyalist actions.
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 Loyalists and American Revolution
Americans today think of the War for Independence as a revolution, but in important respects it was also a civil war.
American Loyalists, or "Tories" as their opponents called them, opposed the Revolution, and many took up arms against the rebels.
Loyalists also included some fls (to whom the British promised freedom), Indians, indentured servants and some German immigrants, who supported the Crown mainly because George III was of German origin.
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 Why the Loyalists Lost
Whereas the vast majority of Loyalists seemed satisfied to simply condemn and denounce the objectives and actions of the radicals, the three protagonists believed that mere faultfinding was certainly not the solution to the dilemma menacing the colonies.
The aim of the conspirators, according to the Loyalist interpretation of the American Revolution, was t he same as the objectives of the plotters in the revolutionary perspective of events: to oppress and defeat the American colonists.
Loyalist spokesmen, as earlier British writers, advocated tightening up the Empire and defining more precisely its power structure, a basic principle of which was the supreme authority of Parliament to legislate for the whole.
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 Loyalist Summary
Loyalists in the American Revolutionary War were known as Loyalists of the American Revolution.
Loyalists such as Richard Musgrave were associated with a history of the rebellion which interpreted it as a Catholic plot to drive Protestants out of Ireland.
Though loyalists claim to speak on behalf of their communities and the unionist community in general, the evidence of electoral contests would tend to suggest that their support is minimal and exclusively urban, working-class based.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Loyalist (American Revolution)
Loyalists were British North America colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown during the American Revolution.
Loyalists whose roots were not yet deeply embedded in the New World were more likely to leave; older men who had familial bonds and had acquired friends, property, and a degree of social respectability were more likely to remain in America.
Many of the Loyalists were forced to abandon substantial amounts of property, and restoration of or compensation for this lost property was a major issue during the negotiation of the Jay Treaty in 1795.
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 Other Important Items Concerning the Revolution
In the American Revolution the minutemen (a patriot-soldier) were special militia units that supposedly could be called to arms "at a minute's notice." The first of these units, organized by the Massachusetts provincial congress in 1774, (Worcester county, Mass.) fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.
In American history, the Loyalists, or Tories, were the men and women who refused to renounce allegiance to the British crown after July 1776; they demonstrated that the American Revoulution was a civil war as well as a quest for independence.
The United Empire Loyalists, a hereditary organization created by the Canadian government in 1789 to honor those who rallied to the crown before the peace of 1783, remains today the Loyalist counterpart to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
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 Loyalist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Loyalists (often capitalized L) were British North American colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown during the American Revolution.
From the Loyalist perspective in 1775, the Loyalists were the honourable ones...
Loyalists, in the American Revolution, colonials who adhered to the British cause.
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In some areas, the American Revolutionary War was a civil war.{{refloyalists}} When the war began, the American revolutionaries did not have a professional armed force army (also known as a "regular" or "standing" army).
Image:American Revolution Campaigns 1775 to 1781.jpg 250pxrightthumbMap of campaigns in the Revolutionary War In 1774, the Parliament of the United Kingdom British parliament effectively Massachusetts Government Act abolished the provincial government of Massachusetts.
Full of resentment, Native Americans reluctantly confirmed these land cessions with the United States in a series of treaties, but the result was essentially an armed truce—the fighting would be renewed in conflicts along the frontier, the largest being the Northwest Indian War.
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 Loyalist (American Revolution) in TutorGig Encyclopedia
Their colonial opponents, who supported the Revolution, were called Patriots, Whigs, Congress Men, or, in view of their loyalty to the new United States of America, just Americans.
From an American perspective in 1775, the Loyalists were traitors who turned against their fellow citizens and collaborated with the occupation of a foreign army.
Lord Dunmore's Loyalist fl 'Ethiopian Regiment' in Virginia bore the motto "Liberty to Slaves" in intentional parody of the white Virginian motto "Liberty or Death".
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 The American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When North Carolina and Virginia empowered their delegates to vote for American independence, Virginian Richard Henry Lee offered a resolution stating that the colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." A committee was appointed to draft a declaration of independence, and Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write it.
The Loyalists soon were defeated, and Americans went on to destroy many Native American villages whose residents were fighting on the side of the British.
American finances were in such dire straits that Congress saw the need for a separate department of finance.
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 American Revolution
The Americans were withdrawing when someone fired a shot, which led the British troops to fire at the Minutemen.
Although the Americans suffered severe setbacks for months after independence was declared, their tenacity and perseverance eventually paid off.
The American troops suffered less because of shortages of these items than because farmers and merchants preferred exchanging their goods for British gold and silver rather than for paper money issued by the Continental Congress and the states.
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 Loyalist (American Revolution) Summary
Native Americans and Blacks in the American Revolution Summary
Native Americans and fls fought on both sides during the American Revolution.
Loyalists (often capitalized L) were British North American colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown during the American Revolution.
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 The War of American Independence
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an Historical Essay.
The American Loyalists in the Eastern Seigniories and Townships of the Province of Quebec.
Spaulding, James C. "Loyalist as Royalist, Patriot as Puritan: The American Revolution as a Repetition of the English Civil War." Church History, 45 (September 1976), pp.
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 British Loyalist
Loyalists (often capitalized L) were British North American colonists who remained...
In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be...
Revolution (1775-1783), when American slaves agreed to fight for the British in exchange for liberty...
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 American Revolution information - Search.com
The American Revolution is the series of ideas and changes that resulted in the revolution and ensuing political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America.
The American War of Independence which lasted from 1775 to 1783, was the military part of the revolution, but the revolution by the Americans began before the first shot was fired at Lexington and Concord and continued after the British surrender at Yorktown.
The American Revolution is often cited as a milestone in the history of American Exceptionalism.
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 American Revolution
Prince of Wales American Volunteers ~ Loyalists in the American Revolution
With the passage of the stamp act by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765, the American Colonies rebelled against helping boost the treasury of the English government which was low due to European wars.
Thus began the series of events leading to the American Revolution.
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 Loyalist (American Revolution)
Loyalist (American Revolution) is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
United Empire Loyalists is the name given to the portion of British Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War.
A loyalist in Scotland is someone on the fringes of Scottish unionism and who is often stridently supportive of loyalism and unionism, although mainly concentrating on the Irish union, rather than Scottish politics.
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 James Chalmers and "Plain Truth" - The Early America Review, Fall 1996
The saga of the First Battalion of Maryland Loyalists is most definitely one of the untold stories of the American Revolution.
Loyalists like Chalmers were banking on the hope that they never would.
By the time of the revolution, the American colonies were about the best place in the world to live.
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 Revolutionary Links
Maryland Loyalism and the American Revolution The story of a loyalist unit commanded by Col. Bev Robinson.
Virginia Visions: Timeline of the American Revolution This is another excellent timeline of the events occurring throughout the American Revolutionary War.
Nathan Hale, American Revolution Patriot The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution have complied a detailed history of Connecticut's State Hero, who had but one life to live for his country.
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 Loyalist - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Loyalists, also known as Tories, colonists whose allegiance remained with Great Britain during the American Revolution (1775-1783).
The year 1938 opened with terrific fighting in progress between Government and Insurgent forces in Aragon, around the town of Teruel lying some 130 miles directly east of Madrid.
Early Loyalist writers, such as New Brunswick author Jonathan Odell, who hailed from New Jersey, wrote staunch tributes to the British monarchy and...
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 American Revolution - The American Revolution: First Phase, The British Offensive in I 776
While he tarried, the British Government ordered another diversion in the south, aimed at encouraging the numerous loyalists who, according to the royal governors watching from their havens on board British warships, were waiting only for the appearance of a British force to rise and overthrow rebel rule.
The American commander then finally evacuated the Manhattan trap via Kingsbridge and took up a new position at White Plains, leaving about 6,000 men behind to man two forts, Fort Washington and Fort Lee, on opposite sides of the Hudson.
Howe launched a probing attack On the American position at White Plains and was repulsed, but Washington, sensing his inability to meet the British in battle on equal terms, moved away to the north toward the New York highlands.
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 American Revolution Resources
The American Revolution - This is a great site by PBS on all of the aspects of the "two and a half decades of debate and rebellion, war and peace" that was the Revolutionary War.
American Revolution - This is a wonderful resource which will help kids appreciate the American Revolutionary period.
The Loyal American Regiment - Learn more about a group of colonists who chose to fight on the side of England and who were "shunned by former friends and neighbors and forced from their homesSome just wanted to escape the rebels.
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 Teaching about the American Revolution
American Longrifles - Dedicated to the study and building of historically correct American longrifles, otherwise known as Kentucky rifles.
American Revolution - Intended for children; includes a comprehensive collection of links and unique content relating to The American Revolution and early American government.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of California - Information on the Revolution and colonial history, particularly the flags and uniforms of the American soldiers.
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