The Battle of Yorktown--Sep 28, 1781 – Oct 19, 1781
The same honors will be granted to the surrendering Army as were granted to the garrison of Charles town! 7
Treaty of Paris--September 3, 1783
There shall be a firm and perpetual peace between his Brittanic majesty and the said states 8
Treaty of Paris
1 James C. Bradford et al., The American Revolution: A Visual History (New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2016), 55. 2 Bradford et al., The American, 58.3 Bradford et al., The American, 113.4 Bradford et al., The American, 132.5 Bradford et al., The American, 163.6 Bradford et al., The American, 185.7 Bradford et al., The American, 306.8 Bradford et al., The American, 313.
This battle was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War which ended in a major victory for the colonies. The Battle of Yorktown and the surrender of General Cornwallis unofficially ended the Revolutionary War, opening the door to the Treaty of Paris and the creation of the United States, while solidifying Washington's role as a strong leader of the new independent nation.
The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War. This treaty defined the boundaries of the United States and ensured that England acknowledged the colonies' independence and understood that they no longer laid claim to any land on United States soil.