British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution


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Why did some Americans fight for the Loyalists after 1775?

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1. Identify which of the following is likely NOT a profile of a patriot:

2. Identify which of the following is a likely profile of a Loyalist:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the American Revolution, the country was divided between patriots and loyalists. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand differences between the two groups and the demographic makeup of each party.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the topics listed below:

  • Division of the two parties
  • Demographic statistics
  • Reasons Americans chose to fight for the British
  • Who was on an opposite side from his son

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about patriots and loyalists from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nationalism in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as patriot and loyalist

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, British Loyalists vs. the American Patriots During the American Revolution, for more information on this event in American history. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of patriots and loyalists
  • Understand how the division of parties affected individual families
  • Explain the demographic makeup of each party
  • Discover what became of the loyalists