- 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 isolated areas, but the war was over. Soldiers returned to their farms and businesses, and women went back to their traditional roles. Women’s lives had not changed radically as a result of the war. But many women now had different views of their capabilities. Their newfound confidence laid the groundwork for the equal rights fight that lay many years in the future.