The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and a New Nation

Friday, October 19, 2018
1718 Victory at Yorktown/
On this day in 1781, British forces laid down their arms in Yorktown, Virginia. Despite the British surrender, the American struggle for independence was far from finished.

On October 19, 1781, British forces laid down their arms in Yorktown, Virginia. Despite the British surrender, the American struggle to form a new nation was far from finished. War debt, rebellions, slavery, and a weak central government warned of dire times ahead. Read more about what happened when the fighting ended and the real work began.

Author |Otfinoski, Steven
Lexile |760L
Pages |32
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-6
Guided reading |R
Lexile |760L