When did Cornwallis surrender?
28 September 1781 – 19 October 1781
Who actually surrendered at Yorktown?
Why did Cornwallis choose to surrender at Yorktown?
Cornwallis was in Yorktown because he had been ordered by Clinton during the summer to provide a protected harbor for the British fleet in the lower Chesapeake Bay. Cornwallis chose Yorktown because of its deep-water harbor on the York River.
What decision did the British make after the Patriot victory at Yorktown?
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|When did Cornwallis surrender?||October 19, 1781|
|What decision did the British make after the Patriot victory at Yorktown?||It was too costly to continue fighting the Patriots.|
|Who represented the United States in the Paris peace talks?||*Benjamin Franklin *John Adams *John Jay|
Who was the most responsible for the victory at Yorktown?
Was a traitor and was helping to attack the Patriots?
Now most famous as a traitor to the American cause, General Benedict Arnold began the Revolutionary War as one of its earliest heroes, helping lead rebel forces in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775.
Why was Benedict Arnold betrayed?
Historians have several theories about why Arnold became a traitor: greed; mounting debt; resentment of other officers; a hatred of the Continental Congress; and a desire for the colonies to remain under British rule. The September 21 meeting with British Major John Andre was a disaster for both men.
Who was a patriot and a traitor?
In 1776, George Washington rebelled against the established government of his day. We remember him as a patriot, but to his king and fellow colonists loyal to the king, Washington was the traitor and Benedict Arnold was the patriot.
What were loyalists fighting for?
They fought for the British not out of loyalty to the Crown, but from a desire for freedom, which the British promised them in return for their military service.
What disadvantages did the Patriots face in fighting the British?
What disadvantages did the Patriots face in fighting the British? Weak Navy, no regular army, lack of fighting experience, shortage of weapons, some people didn’t support them. Americans had home field advantage, British supplies was far away, strong motivation to fight, and George Washington.
Why would someone be a loyalist?
There were many people who wanted to stay part of Britain and remain British citizens. These people were called loyalists. Why did some people remain loyal? Many people felt that their lives would be better off if the colonies remained under British rule.
What if Britain had won the Revolutionary War?
A British victory in the Revolution probably would have prevented the colonists from settling into what is now the U.S. Midwest. But if the 13 colonies had not won independence, the map of the continent might have been altered in other ways as well.