Tag: american revolution

  • Battle of Yorktown: The End of the Revolutionary War

    On this date in 1781, British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War. Here are six things you may not have known about the Battle of Yorktown. The battle was known as “The German Battle” in Germany. About one-third of the 27,000 troops involved in the battle were […]

  • Lexington and Concord: The Start of Independence

    On this date in 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. Here are some things you may not have known about the start of the war and the battles themselves. Following the French and Indian War in 1763, the British government found itself deep in debt. Parliament passed several […]