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Do-NowBrainstorm: What is the difference between a Tory and a Revolutionary? Why would you pick one side over the other? What circumstances might lead to such a decision? Objective Discuss the reasons for becoming involved / objecting to the Revolutionary War Monday, October 27 AgendaDO-NOW Patriot v. Loyalist Activity Create your own with a partner Homework
Are you… revolutionary? PATRIOT v. LOYALIST Read the following scenarios and select the letter that best describes what you would do if you were living during the Revolution. Be sure to explain why you chose each!!!
Introduction Most historians agree that, at best, 50% of people living in colonial America supported the Patriots (colonists who wanted independence from England) during the American War for Independence; Some historians believe that a more accurate breakdown was the following: 33 % supported the Patriots, 33% supported the Tories (colonists who did not want independence from England), and 33 % was neutral. This is sometimes hard for us to believe today! There were many issues for Americans to consider when contemplating which side to support or whether to remain neutral.
Types of Americans Much depended upon your status in society and this status depended on race, gender, and class. Next are listed many different kinds of Americans living in 1776. Imagine you are each of these people and consider the issues facing you at that time. Then in the classwork section of your binder, record your response. If you had been this American, would you have been a Patriot, a Tory, or neutral, and why.
1. Enslaved African American Male A. In 1776, the British announced that any enslaved African American man would be granted freedom if he fought for the Tories. B. Although many African Americans fought on the side of the Patriots in the beginning battles of the War of Independence, the Continental Congress forbade their enlistment from July 1776 to January 1777; as the war continued, African Americans were allowed to serve in the continental army. If I had been an enslaved African American man during this time, I would have supported ______________, because…
2. European - American Woman A. Women were not allowed to vote or participate in Politics B. Upon marriage, all property owned by a woman would become the possession of her husband C. Women were sometimes taught to read but rarely taught to write If I had been a European American woman during this time, I would have supported _____________, because…
3. Indentured European-American Male Servant A. Indentured servants typically had to serve their masters 4 to 7 years before they gained independence. B. Indentured servants were not allowed to vote C. 50% of Europeans who came to America during the colonial period were indentured servants D. A wealthy colonist who was being drafted into the Continental Army could pay another man (very often an indentured servant) to do his term of service If I had been an Indentured European American male servant during this time, I would have supported _____________, because…
4. Native American Man A. The king of England (King George III) had proclaimed in 1763 that colonists were not to settle land west of the Appalachian mountains; this area was reserved for the Native Americans B. The Native Americans and European American colonists had often clashed between the years of 1619 and 1776; these were often bloody confrontations with great loss of life on both sides C. Many Native Americans had fought with the French, against the British during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763 If I had been a Native American man during this time, I would have supported ______________, because…
5. Wealthy European American Male Merchant A. English mercantilism laws prohibited American colonists from manufacturing and exporting goods such as hats, iron, and wool cloth B. Navigation Acts passed by the English Parliament prohibited merchants from shipping their goods on any ships other than English or colonial ships C. The English parliament increased taxes on many goods imported to the colonies and called for strict enforcement If I had been a wealthy European American male merchant during this time, I would have supported ______________, because…
Write your own With a partner, using your book, come up with some Revolutionary or Loyalist viewpoints to share with the class. With a partner, using your book, come up with some Revolutionary or Loyalist viewpoints to share with the class. Create these from a particular point of view, but do not tell us what your background is… Create these from a particular point of view, but do not tell us what your background is… Share and LET THE CLASS DECIDE Share and LET THE CLASS DECIDE