Battle Of Cornwallis Research Paper

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The Defeat of Cornwallis When someone brings a knife to a gunfight, they lose, every time. Also if they go against two people and they are only one person, they will lose. An example of this was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis, a British officer with 8,000 redcoats, was the one person. The patriots and their ally; France, were the other two people. The "fight" was the battle of Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution. At the battle of Yorktown, Britain lost the battle, as would be assumed. For this reason and others, Cornwallis ' defeat was inevitable and was essential to the patriots ' victory at Yorktown. The last major battle of the American Revolution was the battle of Yorktown. It was fought at Yorktown because the British ships would come to the port at Yorktown and drop off supplies and ammunition, which was crucial if the British wanted to win. However, this was not the case. France, the patriots ' ally during the revolution, blocked off the British ships from the Yorktown ports so that the British in the battle could not access the supplies they needed. To conclude, Yorktown was the best place for the British to attack and is also in part what lead to the loss for…show more content…
The battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution and lead to the patriots ' victory of the war because of the battle tactics used. France 's navy blocked the ports in Yorktown. The defeat of Lord Cornwallis was essential to the patriots ' victory of the American Revolution because without it, the Revolution would have dragged out longer or perhaps even ended in a loss for the patriots. The battle of Yorktown, where Lord Cornwallis quickly was forced to surrender around 8,000 redcoats. This was a great victory for the patriots because this was about 1/7 of the British army imprisoned as a result of the surrender. This is how the battle led to the defeat of Britain, though not the only crucial
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