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Causes/Effects of the Battle of Yorktown

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French naval support Cornwallis hoped ships would come with supplies or to evacuate his soldiers
No British ships were able to help stranded soldiers because of the French blockade French-American Siege Other French-American Advantages Effect The British surrendered because if they tried to fight any more their entire army would have gotten slaughtered The Causes and Effects THE END Williamsburg-troops joined up with Marquis de Lafayette
Marched towards Yorktown Cornwallis tried to attack, was beaten back by the French and Americans
Realized if he didn't surrender, his army would be completely gone HOW IT WENT DOWN August 1781
General Washington learns that Lieutenant/General Cornwallis's army is camped near Yorktown, VA Washington talked to the French
Grouped the soldiers in New York and moved towards Yorktown The French won the battle and lead British away from the bay
Resumed their blockade positions British were outnumbered 2 to 1
French/American army laid seige to the city, dug out trenches, bombarded the British
Cornwallis realized they had to do something Final surrender papers signed October 19, 1781
British army taken into custody.
Yorktown-last major battle of the war
Effectively ended the conflict Washington realized that he could bombard the British into submission French ships in the Chesapeake Bay in blockade position
British Fleet attacks to resupply their troops The Battle of Yorktown Malaria broke out among armies. The Germans and English were not used to it, but the colonists were. Also, the French caught it too, but the effects didn't really kick in until the war was over.
The Continental Army had very well trained generals
The colonists also new the area very well so they could use the land to their advantage. THE END Cornwallis surrendered on October 19, which ended the final battle of the Revolutionary War CAUSES Both the French and Americans took British forts which enabled them to bombard the British from three directions at once Bibliography "Battle of Yorktown - Yorktown, Virginia." Battle of Yorktown - Yorktown, Virginia. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2013. "Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2013. "American Revolution: Yorktown & Victory." About.com Military History. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2013. This ended the Revolutionary war
Lead to the signing of the Treaty of Paris
which meant that the Colonies had now become their own country and were free of British control.
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