Patriot or Loyalist

martes, 18 de mayo de 2010


Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. Loyalist loved law and order and that’s why they preferred to be under British rule. Most of them even feared some patriots and considered them a joke and also something disgusting. Loyalist weren’t nice people but they didn’t want any trouble they were opposed to war but opposed to liberty.


Patriots was the name the colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies, who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution, called themselves. It was their leading figures who declared the United States of America an independent nation such as Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry ect.

Paul Revere

Paul Revere (bap. January 1, 1735 – May 10, 1810 was an American and a patriot in the American Revolution. He was celebrated after his death for his role as a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord, and also because of his midnight ride and the famous words “the British are coming, the British are coming”. But an interesting fact is that some people think that he said “the red coats are coming” because of the outfit British used.

Sons & Daughters of Liberty

viernes, 7 de mayo de 2010

The Sons of Liberty

The Sons of Liberty was a group that was made up by people or colonist that already felt American. The group was made to create or promote the thought of liberty in all 13 colonies. These patriots disrespected everything doing with British and also vandalized some stuff of the British.

The Daughters of Liberty

The Daughters of Liberty was a successful Colonial American group. This group was formed by very important and revolutionary women that showed their patriotism by participating and taking a part of boycotts and the elaboration of clothes. This last one was a real help because they didn’t lost their identity they did clothes but also other goods.

Before the Party a Massacre? =O

martes, 4 de mayo de 2010

Better known as The Boston Massacre. The colonists were upset for taxes imposed by the parliament, they had a plan: they started torturing tax collectors, Britain also angry at the Colonists, so they sent troops to America. Colonists were protesting outside Custom House. British Troops tried to stop them, but colonist react insulting them and throwing snowballs and rocks to the soldiers. Soldiers react and break up fire to the colonists.

Crispus Attucks
Samuel Gray
James Caldwell
Samuel Maverick
Patrick Carr
Cristopher Monk

A Tea Party?... I don't think So

Colonists were upset with taxes levied by Parliament, specially for the Tea. They wanted to have representation in the parliament. Colonists started doing boycotts to British Products; so they started buying smuggled Dutch Tea. Britain decided to decrease tea price, it will be less than Dutch tea even with the tax; but colonists refused to buy it.

On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. This was the beggining of the Revolution.

Taxes, the Cause of Revolution

The 7 years of war had doubled the British National debt. They started realizing that Colonist payed less taxes than them so they started imposing some laws, which were basically the causes of the Revolution:

Sugar Act
It all started when George Granville, prime minister that enforced the navigation laws created the Sugar Act on April 5, 1764. The main objective for the Sugar Act was raising money by basically enforcing law on all colonists. The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things. The British did this because they wanted more money. The British wanted this money to help provide more security for the colonies. The security was expensive because of the Indians and fights. The British also hoped that the act would force colonists to sell their goods to Britain as opposed to selling to other countries.

Quartering Act
The Quartering Act was passed by the British Parliament on 1765 and this was a very simple act actually. It wasn’t that different from all of the other acts but this one wasn’t all about taxes or money the only thing is that this act had the requirement that certain colonies needed to provide food and shelter or home for British soldiers in the colonies.

Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was approved or passed by the British Parliament on 1765 it was basically established to raise some money for military but also because British thought that many printed materials in the colonies must be produced on stamped paper produced in London.

Townshend Act
The Townshend act was passed by the British government in the year of 1767 and it is named like that because of the person that proposed the act. He was named Charles Townshend. The purpose of the Townshend Acts was to raise money in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges.

Tea Act:
Cause of the Boston Tea Party. It was passed on May 10, 1773. It permited the British East India Company to sell tea directly to the Colonists, this caused a fall in colony tea.

Minds that Lead to Revolution

John Adams

He first defended the soldiers who were responsible of the Boston Massacre. He was then elected in the Massachesetts General Court. He went to the Continental Congress as a delegate of Massachusetts, there he persuaded the Congress to declare Independence


Samuel Adams

Was born in Boston. Leader of Sons of Liberty. He was the first to argued taxes were unfair, thinking they had no representation in the parliament. He funded committees of correspondance, this way colonies could comunicate between them. He is believed as the leader of the Boston Tea Party.

Patrick Henry

Virginia representative. Proposed the Virginia Resolves in 1765, to argue that only colonial assemblies could tax colonies. Famous for the phrase: "Give me liberty or give me death", used at his speach in the First Continental Congress at Pennsylvania. He started proposing the sense of unity between colonies, saying all of them were America

British Government As A Model

The organization and structure of Britsh colonial governments in America shared many attributes. All thirteen colonies had their own history and development. There were three important branches in these government and they were: the executive branch, which was the power belonging to the monarchy. And the legislative parliament, although it is only one more branch it counts as two because this branch was divided into two parts which were: The House of Lords which was the house where the seat was inherited by someone with important economic and social status. And the House of Commons which was the one were people were elceted and only people with properties or that paied taxes could vote.