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Loyalists opposed independence while Patriots favored independence.

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Colonists who opposed independence from England were called?

Loyalists


What were American colonists called who were opposed to American independence?

Loyalists


What were the colonists who wanted to fight for independence called?

The colonists who wanted to fight for independence from Britain were known as the Patriots.


What were colonists who were loyal to Britain and opposed the war called?

Loyalists


Who were the colonists called who wanted independence from great Britain?

non loyalist


What do you call a colonists who supported the british and opposed independence?

These people were called a loyalist or Tory.


Some colonists loyalists who sided with Britain the other colonists were patriots who supported the right to independence?

The patriots were for independence. Those who were loyal to the king were called loyalists.


What colonists opposed the Declaration of Independence?

The colonists who opposed the Declaration of Independence were called loyalists. Many of the loyalists either stayed silent (because loyalists were usually the victims of hate crimes) or they joined the British army to quell the rebellion.


The colonist who supported the war for Independence were called what?

The colonists who supported the war for independence against Great Britain were called Patriots. Those who didn't support the war were called Tories or Loyalists.


What is the document called that states the reasons why the colonists wanted to break away from Britain?

The Delaration of Independence


Why is it called the American War for Independence?

Because Americans lived on the continent of NORTH AMERICA and were fighting the British who OWNED most of NORTH AMERICA...Americans were COLONIES of Great Britain. American COLONISTS wanted INDEPENDENCE from their British owners or leadership. Britain would NOT allow that independence, so the Colonists fought them for it.


What country were the colonists seeking independence from?

During the American Revolutionary Period, the colonists were seeking independence from Great Britain, one of the most powerful nations in Europe. Although most of the colonists had originated in Great Britain (or, England, as it was sometimes called), over the years their relationship with the "mother country" had deteriorated to the point of rebellion.

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