A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Whigs (Revolutionary)

Whigs (Revolutionary) American opponents of Parliamentary taxes imposed on the colonies termed themselves Whigs, which was the name of the English political party given primary credit for preserving representative government by the Revolution of 1688, framing England’s Bill of Rights (1689), and opposing those who favored a Jacobite, Catholic monarchy. The term carried over into the Revolutionary War for supporters of the Continental Congress.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Whigs (Revolutionary)," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed January 27, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PD4SWV1PVKJCCW.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Whigs (Revolutionary)." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 27 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PD4SWV1PVKJCCW.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Whigs (Revolutionary)' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 27 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8PD4SWV1PVKJCCW.