The loyalists were American citizens that were loyal to the British Crown. These citizens were not in favor of a revolution. They were opposed by the patriots (those who supported the revolution). The loyalists suffered regular harassment, had their property seized, or they were subject to personal attacks. (Arianna Aloia)

The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp. (Ryan Lawver)

William Berkeley- Was a colonial governor of Virginia during 1641 and tobacco planter. During the time he served as governor he had failed to convince American settlers that they were adequately being protected against native Indians which then led to the Bacon's Rebellion. (Kryslean Lopez)

The Townshend Acts placed a tax on glass, lead, paint, paper goods and imported tea going into the colonies. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Charles Townshend hoped that the acts would control the colonists by proving the authority the British held over the colonists. The colonists, in turn, boycotted British goods to prove that the British were upholding too much power and fought that the acts set an example of taxation without representation. (Jacqueline Cortina)