Identity during the American Revolution

Review Questions

Which of the following statements best represents the division between Patriots and Loyalists?

  1. Most American colonists were Patriots, with only a few traditionalists remaining loyal to the King and Empire.
  2. Most American colonists were Loyalists, with only a few firebrand revolutionaries leading the charge for independence.
  3. American colonists were divided among those who wanted independence, those who wanted to remain part of the British Empire, and those who were neutral.
  4. The vast majority of American colonists were neutral and didn’t take a side between Loyalists and Patriots.



Which of the following is not one of the tasks women performed during the Revolution?

  1. holding government offices
  2. maintaining their homesteads
  3. feeding, quartering, and nursing soldiers
  4. raising funds for the war effort