Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris was signed on November 30, 1782. The
Americans now secured their independence because of this. Congress told
the states to give back the land of the Loyalist’s back to them.
Americans still had to pay back British merchant their debts. This made
peace between the americans and the British, and the British and other
Last Battle of Yorktown
Last Battle of Yorktown was from September 28 to October 19, 1781. This
battle ended the fighting of the American Revolution. The Americans
invaded Yorktown from the Sea. It surrounded the British until they
surrendered. General Cornwallis was the leader of the British. He was
moving north from North Carolina. Lafayette and Washington were the
leader of the Americans. Washington’s troops easily outnumbered the
British by 14,000-8,000. They were running low on food, so they had to
surrender. The Americans took 8,000 prisoners and over 200 guns.
the US, it cost them 114 million dollars. For the British, it cost them
250 million euros.
a total of about 6,100 soldiers were wounded in the American Revolution.
were about 25,000 american soldiers that died. There were about 20,000
British soldiers that died.
land westward was previously used up by the Native Americans. The
Americans then moved west into these areas. This caused major
conflict. The Native Americans then became allies with the
British. The British gave all the land between the Atlantic Ocean to
the Mississippi River, however they could not go further south than
Florida. They also could not go into Canada’s territory.