Are patriots and loyalists English colonists?
patriots are American, but loyalists are English because they thought they were loyal to king george the third in England.
Loyalists were usually rich colonists and patriots were usually poorer colonists so they didn't treat each other fairly. Loyalists looked down upon Patriots as if they were happy with the king and Patriots needed freedom to get rid of all the British taxes. This caused a problem in the American Revolution because not all Americans were on the same side.
Loyalists believed that colonists should remain loyal to the British Crown, while Patriots believed in liberty and independence from Great Britain. Patriots also believed that depending on Britain could bring you ruin and desolation. Loyalists also believed that some of the Patriots' concerns were exaggerated.
The Colonist who remained loyal to the King of England during the American Revolution also known as a Tory were called?
American colonists who were loyal to England were called Loyalists. Patriots, those who wanted independence, called them "persons inimical to the liberties of America." It is thought that about 15-20% of the white colonists were Loyalists. After the Revolution was won by the Patriots, about 15% of the Loyalists left for other parts of the British Empire.