Through an odd coincidence, the British began landing troops in New York in the same month that
the Continental Congress voted for independence, July 1776. General George Washington,
expecting the attack, had led his forces south from Boston to New York City. Although his troops
Although his troops
was no match for the British Army, Washington decided to fight back with the help of French.
Each delegate will represent either an American or a French General from the war and will be led
by George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau.