The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris


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Which two nations benefited the most from 1783's Peace of Paris?

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1. How was the Battle of the Chesapeake similar to the Battle of Yorktown?

2. Which of the following is true about Marquis de Lafayette?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be assessed on your understanding of how the surrender at Yorktown marked the end of the American Revolution. You'll need to know about major events and figures from the Battle of Yorktown, as well as the impact of the Treaty of Paris.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The Battle of the Chesapeake
  • Event on October 19, 1781
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • Provisions of the Treaty of Paris

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as Marquis de Lafayette
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Yorktown
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the 1783 Peace of Paris

Additional Learning

To learn more about these events of the American Revolution, review the following lesson titled The Battle of Yorktown and Treaty of Paris. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of the Battle of Yorktown and how long it took before a peace treaty was signed
  • Identify the effect of the Peace of Paris on Spain and France
  • Learn Benjamin West's role at the peace talks