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What was one reason that Patriots were more willing to go to war with Britain than the Loyalists? Loyalists believed Great Britain safeguarded their religious rights in the colonies. Loyalists believed American representatives in Parliament were corrupt. Patriots had closer political and business ties to transatlantic trade with Great Britain. Patriots were more likely than Loyalists to believe in the idea of consent of the governed.

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  1. paki
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    Some people tried to avoid taking sides. This usually did not work. About a year after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the North Carolina revolutionary government made laws requiring men of military age to take an oath of allegiance to the new state government and to serve in one of its military forces. Some exceptions were made for members of four Christian religious groups that were widely recognized as pacifists. These were the Quakers, Moravians, Mennonites, and Dunkers (also known as German Baptists). The state’s government allowed members of these four groups to avoid military service by paying taxes three or four times higher than the usual rate. But pacifists other than members of these four religious groups were not allowed to get out of military service. Perhaps one North Carolinian’s story can help us understand why some Americans took the loyalist rather than the revolutionary side. What is known of Connor Dowd’s life leads us to think that religious pacifism may have influenced his thinking. When the Revolution began, he may have decided that the war was wrong. It is also true that he did not get along with one of his neighbors, Philip Alston, who was an outspoken revolutionary. Here is Connor Dowd’s story... so what would it be...? @AliceCullen

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    A? @paki

  3. paki
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    yeah OC A is the best option to be selected...

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