American Revolution Research

Maddie Humelsine

Patriots

    • Other names for patriots included Sons of Liberty, Rebels, Whigs, and Colonials.
    • Patriot towns created juries of men called "committees of safety". Patriots would swear an oath to these men in order to get a pass to travel freely through patriot controlled land.
    • Members of the Sons of Liberty wore a medal with a picture of a tree on it.

    Loyalists

    • Other names for loyalists included Tories, Royalists, and the King's Friends.
    • Many loyalists lived in New York City. It was known as the Tory capital of America.
    • Not everyone picked a side. Many people tried to remain neutral so they could avoid conflict and the war.

    Declaration of Independence

    • Eight of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in Britain
    • The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776
    • More than one copy exists
    • There was a 44-year age difference between the youngest and oldest signers

    Boston Massacre

    • Before the “The Boston Massacre” name became common, the incident was also called The Bloody Massacre in King Street, from the title of the famous Paul Revere engraving. In the early 1800's it was also called the State Street Massacre.
    • The Massacre occurred on the evening of March 5, 1770

    Boston Tea Party

    • There was a second Boston Tea Party
    • 90,000 lbs (45 tons) of tea in 342 containers was thrown overboard