Did the Loyalists deserve to be persecuted and driven out of the country? What difference does it make to understand the Revolution as a civil war between Americans as well as a war against the British?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 5:01 pm ad1c9bdddf
It would seem rather hyprocritcal to punish the loyalist, however, there are many different opinions on the subject.
Consider 1st that the Revolution can be viewed as a civil war with England b/c the colonies were part of England at the time. If we were to consider this a civil war - then the loyalist should not be punished or driven out of the country b/c they were merely stating their opinions & siding with the side of their country (compare this to people who choose the North or the South during the ...
This solution discusses British Loyalists.