French General Rochambeau and General George Washington had heard about British General Cornwallis’s encampment in Yorktown Virginia so they decided to make a plan. The french army and the Continental Army, a combined force of 16,000 men, surrounded the British camp and the French navy blockaded the waterways so that the British troops could not get help or supplies. On September 28, 1781, the fighting broke out. The battle lasted three weeks before General Cornwallis was forced to surrender 8,000 soldiers because his troops were out of food and supplies.
British controlled ports, canada and some of New York, now they wanted to get control of New England by controlling the ports on the Hudson River. But there was something in their way which is the battle of Saratoga, the battle was fought for 18 days, the first one took place on Freeman's farm, where they were surrounded by Americans and waited for British reinforcement, but there wasn’t any
Originally a collection of colonies, the United States fought and rebelled against the nation of Great Britain due to their dissatisfaction of various factors, including their lack of representation within Parliament. As of the year of 1775, the United States would continue to rebel and eventually go to war with the Great Britain. While both sides may have had certain advantages, such as the home field advantage or even monetary wealth, the US was able to fend off the British thanks to the major assistance provided by the French (as well as from Spain, the Netherlands, and Prussia) in the American Revolutionary War. The war was eventually brought to an end with the British suffering a major defeat in Yorktown during the fall of 1781, and the
Even though the British had a lot of money the war was very costly. Another reason the British lost was because troops,
Washington took the victory with ease. The last major battle fought was the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. With the help from the French, the British General Cornwallis surrendered from being blocked in all the way around. Soon after came the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The treaty was the official end of the Revolutionary
The Battle of Yorktown was a turning point. The war was going so difficult for the patriots that they were so low on money they couldn 't even supply the soldiers with essentials that the soldiers needed. They even thought that if they allied the war would end pretty quick but it didn 't. The British Army held all of the south, Philadelphia, and New York City. When the Benedict Arnold one of America’s most gifted officer turned out to be a traitor the American Morale took another blow. Charles Cornwallis moved his men to Yorktown Virginia.
How indeed, did the colonies win the war, against a country that had so many advantages over them? The American Revolution was spurred by the colonists’ desire for freedom from Britain. In that time, Britain had become passing ridiculous acts and taxing the settlers without consent. Not only that, but Britain sent troops overseas to help keep the settlers paying their taxes. Before the war, America had no navy, or an organized army.
Leanna Kontos APUSH Per.4 9/30/15 Main Ideas of Unit One: Question #6 The First Continental Congress happened during the period of September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. This marked the first time that the all of the colonies, except Georgia, were together. The purpose of this meeting was to address the issues they had with Britain.
The untrained, feeble American won the Revolutionary War against the British because of their undying motivation and exceptional leadership during hard times. The Revolutionary War started in April 1775 in the thirteen colonies, Americas. The British Army was a very powerful force, and many countries thought that the British would win. With their immensely large, organized army, and not to mention, all of their soldiers were well trained and experienced, it seemed apparent that the Americans would not stand a chance. In addition, they had a large navy.
However, this was not evident to most at the time, as a very large British military and naval force remained in North America. Few American historical accounts place the Yorktown Campaign in context of the larger war for American independence. The war was not confined to the American continent. The impact of the Yorktown victory is best understood in the context of the broader war between the English and the French. The concurrent global aspects of the military confrontations facing England must be recognized to place the implications of the Yorktown defeat in context of why American independence was officially won with the Peace Treaty of 1783.
After years of being controlled by the French, the thirteen American colonies thought that the Seven Years War would be their salvation. While the British did defeat the French and gain the territories in the colonies, it was not the answer the colonists were looking for. The British gained complete control over the colonies. The colonies were tired of being restrained and saw a new destiny for themselves: freedom. The results of the Seven Years War were united colonies and a drive for independence.