Notes: Loyalists, Patriots, Neutralists

Notes: Loyalists, Patriots, Neutralists
Whose side are
you on?
During the American Revolution, colonists had to decide whether to
support the war for independence or to remain ______________ to the
British government.
Colonists who supported independence from Great Britain were known
as ______________.
Most patriots supported independence because they felt that recent
British laws _______________ their rights as English citizens.
They were upset about _____________, the Proclamation of ____________, and
British ____________ stationed in the colonies.
Colonists who opposed independence from Britain were called
Most loyalists agreed that British laws were unfair, but wanted to come
to a peaceful _____________ with the British government.
Colonists who neither supported nor opposed independence were
called ______________.
Both patriots and loyalists tried to convince neutralists to join their