Unformatted text preview: Gates c. British General Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781 (basically ended the war) d. Treaty of Paris (September of 1783) recognized American independence V. American Allies a. French and Spanish eager to see British defeated b. French navy was key in blockading VI. American Advantages a. Fighting on own turf b. Used guerrilla warfare c. Washington’s leadership/loyal following d. Thomas Paine- vital propagandist; wrote pamphlets (“Common Sense”) that argued for the revolutionary cause VII. British Disadvantages a. Too costly b. Could not fight against guerrilla tactics c. Difficult to get supplies when they were far from the ocean...
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- Spring '08
- Common Sense, Continental Army, General John Burgoyne, British General Cornwallis, black slave men, Valley- great wealth