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Teaching DBQ: Revolutionaries and Loyalists in the American Revolution

DBQ: Revolutionaries and Loyalists in the American Revolution

Citations: Document 1: Locke, John. Second Treatise of Government. Project Gutenberg, 28 July 2010, <>. Document 2: Revere, Paul, Engraver. The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5thby a party of the 29th Regt. Boston. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>. Document 3: Paine, Thomas. Common Sense, 9 June 2008, <>. Document 4: Chalmers, James. Plain Truth: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, Containing, Remarks on a Late Pamphlet Entitled Common Sense. March 1776.

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Why did some colonists become revolutionaries while others did not?


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