Our ancestors fought to free us from the domination of Great Britain. They were very brave to take on a superpower like that, and they succeeded, achieving our constitution and bringing democracy and freedom to the world.
But did we, meaning Americans, really win that war? Some say General Washington was holed up in up-state New York with his army deserting, waiting for the British to come and wipe him out when the weather warmed up.
Did the French Navy succeed in breaking a British blockade and getting into the Chesapeake carrying a French army? Did this army then lay siege to Yorktown and without much help from our Continental army force the British to surrender? Did the British government then give up the war because it could not afford the cost of another war with France? Do we owe our independence to France, and if so, what are the implications?
What would America look like now if we had lost?
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