Why did the british spend money invading an empire?
they wanted more power and to steal things from other countries
One event that led to the Patriots' defeat of the British at Yorktown was the British General Cornwallis moving his troops to maintain communication with the British Navy. The American victory of Yorktown led to the British engaging in peace talks with America. The British could afford to spend years writing an agreeable treaty, but could not spend more money on the army.