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Moore house, Yorktown, Virginia.
Yorktown's Moore House, where Cornwallis officially surrendered

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The British Empire surrenders to its rebellious colonies
October 19, 1781

Surrounded by French and American troops, General Cornwallis had no choice but to surrender. The two sides signed the formal agreement of the British surrender on October 19. This meant the end of the fighting and the beginning of American independence.

According to one legend, when General Cornwallis and his British troops marched out of Yorktown, they played a tune called “The World Turned Upside Down.” Can you think of other times in history where the underdog turned things “upside down”?

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