In 1780, British forces closed in on , South
Carolina. Nearly the entire army was lost. Francis
Marion and were successful at leading small
bands of patriots against the British in South Carolina between
1778 and 1781.
Victory at Yorktown
James Armistead, a servant for British General ,
was actually a Continental spy. Armistead gave false
information to Cornwallis that allowed Washington to lead
American and French troops to victory at , Virginia.
On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis and the
Revolutionary War ended.
Treaty of Paris
talks between the Americans and the British began in
April 1782. With the signing of the on September
3, 1783, the United States was given its independence. Many
fled the United States. The Iroquois Confederacy lost
a large part of their land, and many Iroquois left the United
States for .