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7 terms

revolutionary war words

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Whig
supporter of the war against England during the Rev War
Yankee
derogatory term used originally by the British to insult colonies
Tory
American who supported the British during the Rev War
Quakers
members of a Christian group that rejects ritual and fighting, among other things; a.k.a. society of friends
Patriots
people who opposed the British authority during the Rev War
Hessians
Germans that helped Britain during the Rev War
Loyalist
person who remained loyal to King George III during the rebellion