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Battles of Yorktown and Virginia Capes
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YorktownVideo Clip (3:00)
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The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781.
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In 1777, the colonists force the surrender of 6,000 British troops in New York State. This first major victory convinces France to enter the conflict on the Americans' side.
American Victory at Yorktown
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A two pronged attack by French & American forces defeats General Cornwallis in Virginia. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris will officially end the war
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