- from Revolutionary Women
After the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, Britain knew it could no longer hold on to its American colonies.
Fighting continued in some areas, but the war was over. Soldiers returned to their farms and businesses. Women went back to their traditional roles. Women’s lives had not changed greatly as a result of the war. But it had given many women different views of their abilities. Their new confidence laid the groundwork for the equal rights fight that lay many years in the future.