American Revolution Essay | How Close Did the Americans Come to Losing the American Revolution?

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How Close Did the Americans Come to Losing the American Revolution?

Summary: How close did the Americans come to losing the American Revolution? Without the French admiral Comte de Grasse's intelligent planning and performance in blockading British forces in the Chesapeake area of Virginia, the entire outcome of the American Revolution might have been different.
With colonial, French, and British armies awaiting battle, tension during 1781 rose dramatically. Continental Army General George Washington and French army General Comte de Rochambeau were deliberating the decision of what move to make next on the American side. Unknown to either man, the decision that they were about to make could forever change the outcome of the Revolution. With Washington pushing for battle in New York City and Rochambeau pushing for battle in Virginia, French Admiral Francois-Joseph-Paul de Grasse made the ultimate decision in the next battle plan of the Revolution. It was Comte de Grasse's intelligent planning and performance in the Battle of the Chesapeake Capes that led to the defeat of the British in Yorktown. If not for Comte de Grasse's military move to blockade Cornwallis in the Chesapeake, the entire outcome of the American Revolution might...

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