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Conservatives today would have been the Americans that sided with the British during the Revolution. By definition, conservatism means maintaining the status quo.
So, rebellion and all that jazz looks cool in fiction, but in real life, they want things as is. Even with slavery, where they liked to consider themselves rebels during the Civil War, upholding slavery was what was maintaining that status quo that defines conservatism. The north were the true rebels because they wanted to change that and abolish the practice.
Only when theyve been forced to change and several years pass and the things they wanted to uphold get normalized as bad will they say yea, that part of our history wasnt great.
It wasnt far left loonies like Bernie Sanders in the 60s fighting to make sure race mixing stayed illegal. It was the fathers and grandfathers of todays conservatives, who still refer to black people as the blacks in 2020.