End of the war Battle of Yorktown 1781 General Cornwallis goes to Yorktown to

End of the war battle of yorktown 1781 general

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End of the war Battle of Yorktown: 1781 General Cornwallis goes to Yorktown to hideout and wait for reinforcement George Washington hears of and he calls French for back up General Cornwallis is cut off by French navy and on land they were blocked by the Americans
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7,000 men are surrendered last battle Treaty of Paris 1783 British recognition of America as independent; legitimate if foreign powers consider independent Recognizing borders of mississippi river (don’t care about Native Americans) What happens to the loyalists? Go to Canada, England, or Carribean (Jamaica). Those who remained in America were mistreated. The social hierarchy had shifted. What happens to religions? Anglican suffer because they are seen as a threat (part of English Church) Quakers suffered because they are very passive during conflicts Quaker influence in Pennsylvania diminishes At this point there is not secularism, so what religion one follows influences government policy Quaker voice in Pennsylvania govt reduces Roman catholics were strengthened because our allies (French) Catholic Maryland gained power because of the strength of Roman Catholic What happens to slavery? Slaves exposed to liberty Majority of slaves were not literate, but once educated they were exposed to enlightenment ideals and they started seeing how Americans are like British. Anti-slavery sentiment spreads in North (Patriots found in the North so it makes sense because revolutionary sentiments and antislavery sentiments match)- THERE WERE SLAVES IN THE NORTH- even going into the 1900’s black Americans in the North were mistreated Slave owners argument in the late 1700s is that they have the liberty to have slaves lol Slavery will be discussed at constitutional convention (1787) Native Americans after the war A continuation of land encroachments, taking their land way, and them attacking us and losing Women’s roles during and after the war During the war Nurses Cooks Did Laundry Disguised themselves to fight Ex:Molly Pitcher: would shoot at redcoats whens he saw a fallen soldier she would give them water Abigail Adams is the wife to John Adams (prominent figure in the founding of America) She makes notes called Remember the Ladies which basically states that women were so helpful in the war and they need a voice in the new independent America. Unmarried women have more independence (had right to property, wages, and a job)
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Married women couldn’t speak their minds 1790s: Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush advocated for women to receive education 1848: as women get more educated they will be fighting for independence Economy after the war Advocating to show that America is self sufficient America is producing raw material and manufacturing goods in the same place; we got everything in our backyard we do not want the national government to dictate the economy= more power with states= more power with ppl establish commerce with French and British State government Every single state constitution is different (same common ideas)
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