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Recens edita totius Novi Belgii, in America septentrionali.

Recens edita totius Novi Belgii, in America septentrionali.



I. N. Phelps Stokes Collection of American Historical Prints.

In North America, the term loyalist characterised colonists who rejected the American Revolution in favour of remaining within the British Empire. American loyalists included royal officials, Anglican clergymen, wealthy merchants with ties to London, demobilised British soldiers, and recent arrivals (especially from Scotland), as well as many ordinary colonists who were conservative by nature and/or felt that the protection of Britain was needed. Colonists with loyalist sympathies accounted for an estimated 15% to 20% of the white colonial population of the day, compared with those described as "Patriots", who accounted for about 40-50% of the population. This high level of political polarisation leads historians to argue that the American Revolution was as much a civil war as it was a war of independence from the British Crown.

In the Pre-K and Kindergarten, students begin to understand the foundations of the social studies strands; history, geography, civics, citizenship, and economics. Geography Literacy: The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic physical and human geographic concepts. Explain that a map is a drawing of a place and the globe is a model of Earth. Locate the United States on a world map and a globe. Identify the state in wich Student lives on a map of the United States. Describe family customs and traditions as basic elements of culture.





Seutter, Matthaeus (1678-1756), Engraver


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