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Chapter 4 Section 4 - Winning the War
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site where George Washington forced the surrender of the British army in 1781, after which the British war effort crumbled
Friedrich von Steuben
He was a Prussian Captain and talented drillmaster, volunteered his services to General Washington and went to work "to make regular soldiers out of country bumpkins." Taught field maneuvers, how to reload quickly and how to use a bayonet.
Marquis de Lafayette
a military leader who was a brave idealistic 20-year-old French Aristocrat, who offered his assistance to Washington.
After the awful results the British changed their military strategy, in the summer of 1778 they began to shift their operations to the South. There, the British hoped to rally Loyalist support and reclaim their colonies.
City in Georgia taken over by the British. By 1779 there was a royal governor in charge once again.
Commanding general of the British forces that were defeated at Yorktown in 1781, ending the American Revolution.
The greatest victory of the war won by the British. British took 5,500 POWs
Thousands of escaped slaves
Cornwallis succeeds in taking the south as well as North Carolina, these people joined him as his army advanced to be granted freedom.
Washington's ablest general. Was ordered to march south and harass Cornwallis as he retreated. He divided his force into two groups sending 600 troops under the command of Morgan.
He was in control of 600 men and his objective was to harass the British army in their retreat back to South Carolina. His for and the British force met at Cowpens where the Continental soldiers forced the British to surrender.
Guilford Courthouse, NC
Where Greene was attacked by Cornwallis. Cornwallis won the battle but the victory cost him almost a fourth of his troops.
French army of 6000
1780, this force came to the aid of the Continental army arriving in Newport, Rhode Island.
Blocking Chesapeake Bay
Done by the French and Continental combined forces/ fleets, closing in on Cornwallis.
Seige of Yorktown
Idea for the attack formed by Lafayette. Troops that surrounded the British on the Yorktown peninsula and bombarded them day and night. Lasted about three weeks.
Treaty of Paris 1783
Signed by delegates that confirmed U.S. independence and set the boundaries of the new nation. Creating a nation that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from Canada to the Florida border. The Treaty did not specify when the British forts in America would be evacuated.
A belief in the equality of all people
The British made no effort to protect these allies' land interests - they were left out of the Treaty.
__________ began to be outlawed in some states after the Revolutionary War.
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