There were many things that led up to the Siege of Yorktown. One thing was the British were making them pay too many taxes that made the Colonists want to break free. Another thing was the major conflict between Great Britain and America. Also The Americans wanted more land. So they wanted to take control of the Yorktown. But thats not all, the Americans wanted to capture the troops in yorktown, Virginia. Also the British were making them pay too many taxes that made the colonists want to break free.
What Led up to the Siege of Yorktown
At the end of the Siege General George Washington ordered Marquis De Lafayette to block the British General Cornwallis’ possible escape. Soon the British ran low on food. What could the British do? They could fight to their death, starve to death or give up. They were trapped and had to make their decision fast. On the morning of October 17 one British soldier held a white flag and the other drummed. After the battle was over, Cornwallis started crying. It was a sad time for the British soldiers.
The End of the Siege of Yorktown.
Many people had importance in the battle. One person was Charles Cornwallis. He was a British general. You could call him either General Cornwallis, or Lord Cornwallis. Why was he important? He was important because he was best remembered as the leading soldier. Also he was in the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. But most importantly, his soldiers ended the war.
Another person who was important was George Washington. He was an American general. Why was he important? He was important because he was the one that led his soldiers into the Siege of Yorktown. Also he transferred the British soldier into Yorktown. But also, he was the main leader of the Continental Army. After the war he became Americas frist president
Last but not least, was Marquis de Lafayette. He was a French comander and general. He was also one of the main commanders in the Battle of Yorktown. He led the French into the siege. He also followed orders when George Washington told him to stop Cornwallis from leaving Yorktown.
People Who were Important
This is General Conwallis