What Happened To British Loyalists After The Revolutionary War?

As everyone learns in school, not everyone living in the 13 colonies were Patriots and wanted independence from Britain. About 1/3 of the population were Loyalists, those who wanted to stay loyal to the king. This website gives readers insight to what life may have been like for loyalists and even how we view loyalists today, pointing out that history is written by the winners so it is biased toward the patriots.

I would recommend this link to teachers (4th grade) who want their students to understand that the American Revolution was not as black and white as it may appear; not everyone supported or thought it was right. An added benefit of this website is that it is an interview, and there is a written format of important parts of the interview as well as an audio. The interview is easy to understand, so teachers could decide to play it to their students.


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