The correct answer choices, according to research, to the question: Select the three reasons that some of the colonists gave for NOT supporting the Revolution, are:
A: England could not be defeated. To the colonists of the time, between 1774 and 1776, when the War for independence was underway, and the Continental Congress and Army had been formed, there were still colonists who did not wish to support the revolution because they still believed England to be much stronger, and powerful, than they could ever be.
C: The colonies needed the protection of British troops. Because there was no organized colonist military forces, and the defense of these territories was still overly dependent on British troops, the colonists did not wish to undermine that protection by initiating a war against their motherland.
D: The cost of independence would be too high in human lives. During the First, and even Second, Congress, colonists were still worried that an armed conflict with Britain, without support from another power, would lead to the death of a lot of people, without reaching the final goal of independence. This is why it took a lot of effort on the part of the Founding Fathers, and other relevant people, to convince colonists outside of Boston, to stand up against the British.