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Transcript of Workshop #7
Kevin V. Perez
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Winning The War
Marquis de Lafayette
A brave, idealistic 20 year old French aristocrat who offered assistance.
Joined Washington's staff
surrendered Valley Forge
1779, led a command in Virginia
Sailed south with 8500 men and went to conquer South and North Carolina with British forces, but was forced to retreated back to South Carolina because of an ambush by the Patriots on there way to North Carolina.
Treaty of Paris
Many believed that the Europeans would outwit the Americans, but the Continental Congress choose John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay. Before negotiations began, the American delegates demanded Britain recognized American Independence. Once they did, negotiations began, it was agreed upon that Americas borders stretched to the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. It was signed Septermber 1783
a belief in the equality of all people
American and French armies defeated British in , forcing them to surrender, on October 19, 1781.
On October 19, 1781 was a decisive victory by the Continental Army led by George Washington with the help of the French army who was led by Rochambeau, against the British General Cornwallis who surrendered.