What are some reasons why people joined the Patriots in the Revolutionary War?
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There were many reasons why people joined the Patriot side in this war. Among them were
- Ideology. Some people truly believed in the ideas of the Revolution. They believed that monarchy was wrong and that the colonies should be free from Britain.
- Personal reasons. Some joined because they had grudges against the British or because their local enemies were Tories.
- Adventure. Young men often sign up to go to war just because they think it will be a great adventure.
- A desire for freedom. Some African American slaves joined the Patriot side because they hoped that doing so would allow them to gain their freedom.
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