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Teaching Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

The outlook for General Washington and the Americans never looked better.Although the American military was still enduring losses in 1780, the French were making a difference. The French navy was disrupting the British blockade. French commanders such as LAFAYETTE and ROCHAMBEAU earned the respect and admiration of the American troops.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why were the British willing to discuss a peace treaty with the colonists after the siege of Yorktown?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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