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Chapter 6

Chapter 6 - Securing Independence, Defining Nationhood

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History 2301E
Aldona Sendzikas

Chapter 6 Securing Independence Defining Nationhood I The Prospects of War y LoyalistsOther British Sympathizers o 20 of all whites openlyactively opposed the rebellion o Loyalist colonists who supported the British labeled as Tories by the revolutionariesRevered the crown and equated failure to defend their king with a sacrifice with personal honourBelieved separation to be illegal o Whig supporters of the revolution typically opposed parliamentary taxation many loyalists also opposed taxation which led the to switch sides o 17721776 elites of New England Virginia and South Carolina organized public meetings and repeatedly explained issues o Loyalist strength was geographic distribution of recent immigrants who strongly identified with the British included thousands of French Indian War veterans o Black slaves widely supported the British until the outbreak of warRealized it wouldnt benefit them many in the North supported rebels because they thought it would hasten their liberation o Natives supported the BritishSome supported the colonists Iroquois Oneidas Tuscaroras y Opposing Sides o Britain had 2 major advantages Population 11 million vs 25 million 13 were loyalists or slavesWorlds largest navy and one of the best armiesNavy became overextended and never efficiently blockaded portsBritain had hard time maintaining popular support y War more than doubled the debt o American Problems15 population openly proBritishState militias lacked training to fight pitched battles guerilla tactics could not winNo inspirational heritage or experienced officers o George WashingtonCommanderinchief of the Continental ArmyMain factor in American successAmericans depended on him for victory y Knew the dangers of overconfidence and need for determination1758 resigned his commission and became a tobacco farmerSat in the House of Burgesses respected by all and often sought his opinion
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