American Revolution

Facts about American revolution

Patriots vs Loyalists

Despite popular believe, the majority of the white population were for the British, and they were known as loyalists. The patriots, making up only about 40 percent of the white population, supported the revolution.

Patrick Henry and Common Sense

Patrick Henry was a patriot in the American revolution who influenced many to fight for the American cause. He lived in Virginia and Henry is the main reason that Virginia joined in the revolution. His persuasive voice was very influential in his famous "give me liberty of give me death" speech. Another very influential patriot was Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense. Common Sense was a book written in England during the American revolution that influenced people that weren't sure what they wanted to fight for the patriot cause.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a revolutionary act performed by patriots in reaction to the forcing of American colonists to buy foreign tea.