The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, on the “19th of October, 1781,” marks the successful close of the American Revolution.(Johnston, 11) Though peace had yet to come, the final treaty was not to be ratified until two tears later; this battle was recognized by England’s civil and military leaders, and by the spring of the year 1782 both parties stopped further aggressive operation. This was the last major battle fought against the British in the
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scored a decisive triumph at the peace conference in Paris. Taking advantage of suspicions between the European rivals and sensing England's desire to be generous in order to pry America out of the French orbit, John Jay and Benjamin Franklin secured not only British recognition of American independence but also the entire region from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River as part of the United States. The final Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783.