During the American Revolution Washington crosses the Delaware River on December of 1776. The day Washington and his troops crossed Delaware the weather was horrible. It was snowing, raining and very harsh winds. They were crossing to Delaware to surprise attack the Hessians.
There were two battles that occurred in 1777. On September 19 the British attacked the Americans. The British wait for reinforcements from New York without reason. The British army then attempts a second attack on October 7. The Americans joined the fighting which led to the British to retreat to Saratoga.
Many of the soldiers thought this was the end of the American Revolution but Washington did not give up. The cause of Washington taking his troops to Valley Forge was because he defined Congress’s order to attack the British mid-winter. Because of this he took them to Valley Forge to refit and rest his troops. His troops did not have enough supplies and nutritious foods.
When the American troops were struggling in a war with British, they turned to France for help. Representatives from France and American governments signed the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. The French Government provided secret assistance to the United States.
During 1778 George Washington, his troops, and about 17,000 French men begin the attack the British army. This will have to be one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War. The French and the Americans encircled Cornwallis and Yorktown. Weeks pass and the French and American troops keep bombing Cornwallis until they surrendered, ending the War for Independence.
On September 3, 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed recognizing the United States as an independent and free nation after eight years of battles. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Jay were the ones who negotiated the peace treaty with Great Britain. This is when the British Crown recognized American Independence and started to pave the way for westward expansion.