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The Revolutionary War
The Battle of Saratoga


The Events Leading up to the Revolutionary War
The Battles of the War
The French in the War
Women, Native Americans, and African Americans in the War
Famous People of Revolutionary War
Strengths and Weaknesses
End of the War

This page is about the Battle of Saratoga.

       The British general Burgoyne marched through New York to Saratoga. He faced many problems. The Americans slowed him down by blocking his path with trees and damming rivers to make swamps. When he finally made it to Saratoga he was surrounded and trapped. He surrendered on October 17, 1777. This battle was known as the turning point in the war. The British were no longer a threat in New England. It also boosted moral of he American troops. The most important thing about the battle was that it convinced the French to ally with the Americans (see "French in the War").

The British surrender at Saratoga.

Quick Facts:
  • Americans won
  • British surrendered on October 17, 1777
  • Known as the turning point in the war
  • Benidict Arnold was known as the Hero of Saratoga
  • Ended British threat in the New England States
  • Boosted American moral
  • Convinced French to ally with America