How Did The French Help The Americans In The Battle of Yorktown?
In the battle of Yorktown, the Empire of French helped the Americans in the following ways:
- French provided 7500-8800 military men to fight the war.
- They also sent their 29 warships.
- French sent some of their top military generals, like Comte de Rochambeau.
- Provided money and arms support, etc.
But What Was The Main Reason For The French Empire’s Help For The Revolutionists?
1. The Empire of Great Britain and the Empire of France were hard-headed enemies of each other.
2. They always had the struggle to become the number one superpower in the world. Let me tell you, during this period of time, these two were the most powerful countries in the world.
3. France wanted to take revenge on Britain for the defeat of the Seven Years’ War.
4. France hoped to regain the old territories in the American continent that they had lost during the Seven Years’ War.
5. They wanted to show the glory and the power of the French Empire in front of the world.
If you want to know these causes from a broader perspective, then you can read this article: Link.
You Need To Know
1. The battle of Yorktown was the last big battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought from September 28th to October 19th, 1781.
At the end of this armed conflict, the British general Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans and its French allied forces.
This armed confrontation opened the route for the freedom of 13 North American colonies.
Also, this battle greatly picked up the glory of General George Washington as a great leader and potential president of the United States of America.
2. Did you know? Before the battle broke out, to fool British forces, George Washington created some illusions.
For example, to fool British General Henry Clinton, he prepared some fake documents and let them fall into the hands of Britishers.
3. Though, the British lost the battle of Yorktown; but still, they were keeping around 30000 of their military men in various parts of the 13 colonies, occupying some seaports.
However, all came to an official end after the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
4. Did you know? In the battle of Yorktown, Americans and French allied forces faced the deaths of 88 personals and 301 wounded.
Compared to the allies, the British faced 309 deaths and 595 wounded.
Although, 7,685 British Red Coats also got captured by the allied forces.