British decided to take over New York because it was an important place for business and an important harbor for American colonies. Also had the Hudson River cut though NY making Britain able to sail down and attack. Britain won.
Battle of Saratoga
Yay! We won! Now the French will become our allies!
Washington wanted to do something big to convince his soldiers to stay fighting with him even after their time expired, so he attacked hessian territory on Christmas of 1776, and was successful.
In order to get the Loyalists to leave New Jersey, Washington lit campfires and kept them on, giving his troops time to escape and confusing the British. This was successful and it left New Jersey completely patriotic.
Battle of Yorktown
Yay we won with the help of the French!
Two battles were fought-the first in Freemans Farm, and the second in Bemis Heights. The Patriots planned to strafe and block off the British from their march south after the British reclaimed Fort Ticonderoga. British won the first battle.Patriots won the second.
The American troops were stationed at Valley Forge all winter and many didn't survive due to the cold weather, limited amount of food, and spreading diseases, such as smallpox. General Washington vaccinated his men and his wife Martha acted as his secratery and tended to the soldiers.
I am Martha Washington, and I tended to the wounded.
British General Cornwallis had set up a base in Yorktown supplied by land and sea, and Washington ordered his army to keep the general occupied while his troops surrounded him and his army. The Americans had more soldiers than the British but the British had the help of Hessians.This battle ended the Revolution.