They couldnt be as outspoken about their beliefs as the patriots could be

They couldnt be as outspoken about their beliefs as

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impacted differently. They couldn't be as outspoken about their beliefs as the patriots could be because if they were too outspoken they risked exile and judgment for their beliefs. Family relations were also stressed in this battle between differing beliefs. You can look at the strained relationship between Benjamin Franklin and his son William as an example. William was ridiculed by his father for his opinion. He opposed him so much it made their relationship nonexistent and William lived the rest of his life in London.If I were personally involved in this conflict just before the start of the war, I would choose to be a patriot. Not only was it more popular to be a patriot it also just made more sense.Often a loyalist had some sort of incentive to remain loyal to Great Britain, such as businesses
that benefited from trade with Britain. If I were alive in 1775 I don't believe that I would have such incentives as I think I'd be a common man of the time. I personally believe that republicanism is a sound political philosophy unlike that of a leading Monarchy. This is another reason why I wouldn't support Great Britain and why I would choose independence. In my making that choice of freedom, I would need to defend it. Whatever defending my belief entailedI would be willing to do, whether that be fighting in the continental army or serving as a civilian carrying supplies to troops.

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