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Though it was Washington that accepted the surrender of the British troops, the victory would never have been possible without French naval power essentially neutralizing the British fleet and with people like Lafayette fighting at our side.

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What role did the French play in the Battle of Yorktown in 1781?

The American forces managed to corner the British Army on a peninsula. The French Navy prevented the British Navy from being able to rescue them. The results was the surrender of the British.


What role did the European powers play in the American victory did they gain anything?

The french in the American revolution gave supplies to the Americans from 1776 to 1778, and when war was officially declared on Britain by the Americans the french dedicated some of their troops, and naval fleets to helping the Americans defeat the british...hope i helped you =P


What role did France play in the American Revolutionary War?

France not only provided supplies to the Continental Army, but officers to help train colonial soldiers. The greatest assistance was the action of the French fleets to battle and harass the British fleet along the coast. This directly led to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown when his army was unable to either resupply or escape.


What role did Charles Cornwallis play in the American revolution?

Cornwallis lead British troops during the Revolution and was the one to surrender in October 19, 1781. Cornwallis won the victory at dorchester heights, and wanted washington to surrender, but washington did not. His army was tired after nathaniel green's army chased his army to yorktown, virginia.


Why did the british play 'the world turned upside down' when they surrendered at Yorktown?

According to American legend, the British army band under Lord Cornwallis played this tune when they surrendered after the Siege of Yorktown (1781). Customarily, the British army would have played an American or French tune in tribute to the victors, but General Washington refused them the honours of warand insisted that they play "a British or German march." Although American history textbooks continue to propagate the legend the story may have been apocryphal as it was added a century after the surrender.

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