It’s hard to believe that the American Revolution came to an end almost 240 years ago, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783. For colonists who opposed Britain’s control over them, it was the happiest day in their lives.
The Revolutionary War officially ended with the Articles of Confederation on March 1, 1781; but fighting would continue until October 19th of that year, when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown to American General George Washington.
After years of fighting, America’s War of Independence finally came to an end with the signing of a peace treaty between Britain and America. The war officially ended on September 3, 1783 when British General Cornwallis surrendered his troops to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia.
The colonists finally had their victory and independence from Britain on July 4, 1776. However, fighting continued in the colonies until 1791.
On October 19, 1781, the Continental Army (under George Washington) with French troops (commanded by Comte de Rochambeau) won a decisive victory against British forces (led by General Cornwallis), ending major hostilities and effectively securing independence for the United States.
The Battle of Yorktown was also one of many battles where African-American soldiers served as combat troops on behalf of either side.
The Revolutionary War finally came to an end after the Battle of Yorktown. This battle took place on October 19, 1781 and was a major victory for the colonists. The British troops were forced to surrender after they had suffered heavy losses during their attack on Virginia’s capital.
After Yorktown, many of the colonial people returned home while some stayed behind with George Washington and his army who would continue fighting until 1783 when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, ending the war.
The revolution lasted from 1775-1783 and finally came to an end with The Treaty of Paris. In this treaty, Great Britain recognized the independence of thirteen colonies that became the United States of America.