Warm Up: What should be the title for each column?. Loyalists (Tories). Patriots (Rebels). Are These people Patriots or Loyalists?. Are These people Patriots or Loyalists?
An American Poet, historian, and dramatist whose brother James Otis was an important activist in the American Revolution. She wrote a play in 1773 that foretold of the coming American Revolution. She also wrote a play called The Group that targeted and made fun of Tories. She wrote many articles that asked women to support the war. She was a friend of Abigail Adams, another women’s right activist. Mercy Otis Warren did not support the new Constitution because it did not give Women equal rights.Mercy Otis Warren
It all started with “Common Sense,” the writing that sparked a revolution.
Best selling work by an American author up to that point. (only the Bible was read by more people)
George Washington ordered this pamphlet distributed to his troops.
Either were pacifists,
On who was winning)
Or they didn’t care
Patriots thought their
rebellion was necessary
Benjamin Franklin represented the Americans as an envoy in France. He worked tirelessly to gain French support
Benedict Arnold believed that he was not being adequately rewarded for his wins and heroic actions. In 1780 he turned traitor when he agreed to turn over an American fort but the plot was discovered before it could be carried out. Benedict Arnold was forced to flee the country.
Let’s Start Yelling!
After eight years of fighting, no one really knows how many people died in the war.
Most historians estimate that 25,700 Americans died (10,000 died in camp of starvation/ disease/exposure; 8,500 died in British prison camps; and 7,200 died in battle), 8,200 were wounded and 1,400 were listed as missing.
The British estimated about 10,000 deaths. In addition, there were almost 7,500 deaths for the Hessian soldiers who were paid by the British to fight in the Revolution.
Issues After The American Revolution