Other ‘non-loyalist’ Immigration to Canada following American Revolution from the US

What happened to Loyalists after the revolution?

What Happened to the Loyalists? In the end, many Loyalists simply left America. About 80,000 of them fled to Canada or Britain during or just after the war. Because Loyalists were often wealthy, educated, older, and Anglican, the American social fabric was altered by their departure.

Why did Loyalists in America go to Canada after the American Revolution?

Many Loyalist refugees resettled in Canada after losing their place, property, and security during the Revolution. The Loyalists, some of whose ancestors helped found America, left a well-armed population hostile to the King and his loyalist subjects to build the new nation of Canada.

How many Loyalists fled to Canada during the American Revolution?

80,000 to 100,000 Loyalists

In total, about 80,000 to 100,000 Loyalists fled. Many of them went to Canada.

Who were the Loyalists Where did they come from why did the Loyalists leave their home country?

Loyalists were those born or living in the Thirteen American Colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution. They rendered substantial service to the royal cause during the war and left the United States by the end of the war or soon after.

Where did the Loyalists migrate to?

The term “Loyalists” refers to American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown. Many of them served under the British during the American Revolution (1775-1783). Loyalists settled in what are now the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario.

Did any Loyalists stay in America?

Return of some expatriates

The great majority of Loyalists never left the United States; they stayed on and were allowed to be citizens of the new country.

How did Loyalists travel to Canada?

When loyalists left their communities and traveled north to Canada, they usually followed one of two routes. Loyalists from New York typically followed an overland route through Native American territory to Lake Ontario. Because much of the travel was along forest trails, Indian guides were essential.

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