Odyssey: Annapolis and the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown—British, American, and French Perspectives

Want to feel like a midshipman for a day? "Mini Academy" is back! On Oct. 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the United States Continental Army, effectively ending the military portion of the Revolutionary War, though limited hostilities would continue as the political path to American independence took almost three additional years. Annapolis played a prominent role in many key events both preceding and following the Battle of Yorktown as an emerging nation struggled to meet the obligations of the subsequent Treaty of Paris. The city served as the first peacetime capital of the United States, where Congress accepted George Washington's resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and ratified the Treaty of Paris. Congress also made two crucial appointments: Thomas Jefferson as a trade minister to France and John Jay as secretary of foreign affairs. Join us to analyze the historical significance of the Battle of Yorktown and its aftermath, including how Annapolis connected the Revolution to the Constitution. Click here for the schedule.

JHU faculty/staff can now register online and receive tuition remission. You will still need to provide a remission document. For more details, contact odyssey@jhu.edu.