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they were patriots to the new country and rebels toward England

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Q: Why were people called patriots also called rebels?
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They hated the British rule. Well, most of them anyway. The people who wanted to be free from the British were called rebels, or Patriots. The colonists who wanted British rule were called Touries, or Loyalists. Rebels just didn't want British rule since there were big taxes for things that they didn't even want! Great Britain also controlled the trade in the colonies and made rules like they could only trade with Britain. The Patriots hated being controlled.

What were the American soldiers called during the Revolutionary War?

They were called the "Contineantal Army" they were "Patriots" or "Rebels" or even the name "Yankees". These were the most common names...there are other types of insulting names that the BRits gave them too. they we're also called Minute Men.

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People in the English colonies on the northern American mainland?

The name of the people in the English colonies on the northern American mainland is colonist. Those that supported the revolution were also called rebels and those that supported the King were called loyalists.

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