In the fall of 1781, the Continental Army and their French Allies had succeeded in trapping the British Army in Virginia in Yorktown. Unable to break the siege, General Cornwallis surrendered his force to Washington. Little did the General know, this was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Unwilling to continue the war, the British and Americans negotiated a peace treaty. The war was over. Independence was achieved, but now the hard work began.
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