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skinner October 19th, 2013 2:26pm

Realistically, considering your ethnic, religious, and racial heritage and the lack of knowledge you would have at the time. Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot in the Revolution?

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/19/13 11:10 am

The British monarchy has been illegitimate since 1688 anyway.

Mattwall1
10/19/13 11:39 am

I'm guessing you're a Stuart/Stewart supporter?

beanD California
10/19/13 9:53 am

I believe I would have been a moderate. England was being completely unfair with its taxes, but even after the Olive Branch Treaty was rejected, I would not have been in favor of war.

Moon Iowa
10/19/13 9:44 am

This question was a little hard for me to decide on. But I felt like I would be persuaded to be a patriot.

MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/19/13 9:37 am

Long live the King!!! I would never betray my dear dear England.

curly
10/19/13 8:44 am

I am less sure about this one than I am about confederate/union.

eLucidate writing
10/19/13 8:30 am

Did you just call me a Tory?

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skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 8:49 am

I'm not calling you a Whig so what do you think

eLucidate writing
10/19/13 9:19 am

I'd pull a Rip Van Winkle and pass out drunk until it was over.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/19/13 8:03 am

I probably would have been a loyalist. To be honest, the tensions were more because they were being controlled by a foreign power than any actual infringements.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/19/13 8:06 am

Would I rather be an extension of England or some floundering country across an ocean from the rest of the world.

rons WOKE is sick
10/19/13 7:33 am

Wouldn't that be a rebel and not a patriot?

Mattwall1
10/19/13 7:27 am

Is this assuming my ancestors were here and not in Europe?

Mattwall1
10/19/13 9:32 am

Well, assuming that, most Jews sided with the patriots. Heck we helped raise money to help pay off part of the first us debt.