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THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA. This was a huge American Victory – led by Horatio Gates. The Battle of Saratoga. Because of this – British General Howe resigns – replaced by Henry Clinton TURNING POINT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THE AMERICANS. The Battle of Saratoga.

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The battle of saratoga

THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA

  • This was a huge American Victory – led by Horatio Gates


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The Battle of Saratoga

  • Because of this – British General

    Howe resigns – replaced by Henry

    Clinton

  • TURNING POINT OF THE

    AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THE

    AMERICANS


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The Battle of Saratoga

  • Now it is time to seek support from Great Britain’s Rivals


1777 1778

1777-1778

The Winter at Valley Forge

Dec. 1777 – Washington’s army consisted of around 12,000 men

Valley Forge is located about 20 miles North of Philadelphia

It was a horrible winter, lack of food and clothing and extreme weather

No battle ever took place here the only enemy was the cold and hunger


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1777-1778

  • To this day Valley Forge is remembered for suffering and courage

  • During the terrible winter about 2,000 men died of starvation and disease

  • Marquis de Lafayette & Baron von Steuben spent the time drilling and training the men – making them become better soldiers

  • As the Continentals spent a horrible winter at Valley Forge the British spent a pleasant winter in Philadelphia in peoples homes, taverns, and theatres


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1777-1778

Help From France

  • In 1778 France officially signed a treaty with the Continental Congress that gave the Americans French support,soldiers, supplies, and ships

  • Benjamin Franklin a skilled and experienced diplomat – negotiator between countries – convinced King Louis XVI of France to help

  • The key support would come from the French navy


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