Name one of the two main forces that fought during the Battle of Yorktown?
The battle was fought in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army and French forces led by General George Washington defeated the British forces. Yorktown was the last major battle of the war.
The Battle of Yorktown
Continental Army: The army of the original 13 colonies that fought for independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. American Revolutionary War: The war fought between Great Britain and the 13 colonies of North America from 1775-1783. Yorktown: A town in Virginia where a key battle in the American Revolutionary War was fought in 1781.
Yorktown marks the end of General Lord Cornwallis’s attempt to gain control of the colonies. General Washington was accompanied by French allies at Yorktown, including French soldiers, ships, and cannons. During the battle, a young British officer named Banastre Tarleton was caught in a cavalry charge and forced to surrender by General Washington.
Work together in pairs: What event in the battle of Yorktown marked the end of the Revolutionary War?
Work together in pairs: What was the outcome of the Battle of Yorktown?
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What was the major battle of the American Revolution?
- Battle of Lexington and Concord
- Battle of Bunker Hill
- Battle of Yorktown
- Battle of Saratoga
During the Battle of Yorktown, who was the commander of the American forces?
- George Washington
- John Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- Benedict Arnold
What country did the British forces retreat to at the end of the Battle of Yorktown?
What was the result of the Battle of Yorktown?
- American victory
- British victory
- French victory
What year did the Battle of Yorktown take place?