How Did The Departure of 80000 Loyalists As A Consequence of The Revolution Affect America?
In two main ways, the departure of 80,000 loyalists affected America.
The first way was the reduction of population in America and the second was a negative effect on the economic side.
Now, let’s try to clear these two effects briefly.
Effective Reduction In America’s Population Structure
Most of the 80000 people, who left America to protect their lives and property from the attack of revolutionaries, migrated to Canada and England.
This 80,000 population was not less from that time’s point of view.
Because during the time of migration; America’s population was only 2,500,000; where 4,50,000 people were slaves.
The incident influenced the country’s population structure negatively.
The reason is very simple… Actually, America’s total landmass is spared in 9.83 million square kilometers area.
This 9.83 million square kilometers is a huge land area for only 25,00000 people.
However, it was not a big deal; but we can count it as an effect of the revolution.
The next is…
Negative Affect On America’s Socio-Economic Condition
Most of the 80000 loyalists were financially very strong.
Those people were well educated, good businessmen, and, wealthy.
During, British rule, these people enjoyed so much of benefits from the authorities.
Due to their migration from America, they took away their properties, as well as bits of knowledge with them.
It affected the newly born country’s socio-economic condition negatively.
Because if they lived in America, they could have helped a lot in strengthening the society and economic arrangement of that new country.
But Why These 80,000 People Had To Leave America?
The reason is very simple.
As I have mentioned above, these people were loyalists.
They were loyal to the British Crown. During British rule, these people enjoyed special privileges.
Hence, they never wanted Colonists’ victory in the revolutionary war.
Even, they supported the British government and fought against revolutionaries.
However, they failed till the end.
As a result, after America’s independence, the new government and patriots started taking tough actings against them.
Mostly, these people started facing robbery, killings, etc problems.
In one word, they almost lost their lives security in the newborn country.
Therefore, in the end, they had to left the new country (USA) and moved towards British North America and England.