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What was the name given to the colonists who opposed the British crown during the American Revolutionary war?

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02/10/2011

They were called "patriots", referring to their devotion to their own lands rather than the British Empire. They were also "Continentals" (i.e. North American born).

Names for British supporters were loyalists, Tories, and King's men.