The Results of the Revolutionary War
By: Nadia


Who: The people involved in the Battle of Yorktown were: Gen. Cornwallis, George Washington, British troops, American troops, Count Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, and General Anthony Wayne. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay signed the Treaty of Paris.
Where:

The battle took place at Yorktown, Virginia. The Treaty of Paris was signed in Paris.

When:
The battle of Yorktown and the surrender of Gen. Cornwallis took place on Oct. 18, 1781. On September 3, 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed.
What/ how:

The British were fooled into thinking that the French and Americans were in New York, but were actually in Virginia. The French and American troops besieged the British General Cornwallis at Yorktown and surrounded them so they could not get reinforcements. The British were forced to surrender to George Washington. The British leader resigned.

After Britain surrendered, the Treaty of Paris was signed. British troops were removed from America. America became its own independent country. The boundaries for America were set. Also, Britain agreed to pay all debts it owed to America.


Results:

The British accumulated 250 million British pounds in debt. The U.S. states spent a total of at least 114 million. The war lasted 80 months. The U.S. was declared an independent country. 25,000 American lives were lost. 800 of these lives lost were lost during battles. The rest died from disease.

Sources:
Yorktown." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://school-preview.eb.com/levels/middle/article/277851>.
"American Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2013.
"Treaty of Paris of 1783." Treaty of Paris of 1783. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2013.
"American Revolutionary War." American Revolutionary War RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2013. <http://www.americanrevolutionarywar.net/>.


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