- from Revolutionary Women
After the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, Britain knew it could no longer control 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 usual roles. The war didn’t make big changes in women’s lives. But many women now had a different idea of their abilities. This laid the groundwork for the fight for equal rights, which was to come many years later.