On December 25th, 4,000 Americans made their way to Trenton, New Jersey. They took on 1,400-man force of Germans by surprise. One week later, the Americans defeated a British Force at Princeton, New Jersey.
October 17, 1777, Burgoyne surrendered. This battle was a turning point. The Americans had always fought alone but the defeat of Burgoyne encouraged France to enter the war against Britain.
On October 6th 1781, American troops, French soldiers and naval forces all got together creating 16,000 troops. They surrounded the 8,000-man British army. Two weeks later, on October 19th, Cornwallis surrendered.