Which groups of people tended to be loyalists, or British sympathizers, during the American Revolution?have supporting details.

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promike1 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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a great majority of loyalists would have been wealthy, landed business owners in the Northeast. They had the most to lose if the revolution didn't work. They were also most likely to be connected to business owners in the UK and even carry family name or title there. Included in this group would have been 1st and 2nd generation gentry (upper class, entitled) people. Most of the revolutionaries came from more blue collar backgrounds or were from established lineages and multiple generations on the continent who were further separated from the mother country.

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a great majority of loyalists would have been wealthy, landed business owners in the Northeast. They had the most to lose if the revolution didn't work. They were also most likely to be connected to business owners in the UK and even carry family name or title there. Included in this group would have been 1st and 2nd generation gentry (upper class, entitled) people. Most of the revolutionaries came from more blue collar backgrounds or were from established lineages and multiple generations on the continent who were further separated from the mother country.

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