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  • Saratoga
  • Valley Forge
  • Thomas Paine
  •  The Battle of Saratoga is important because this got France to start fighting alongside us against the British.
  • Foreign Aid
  • Valley Forge is important because Baron von Stueben trained the colonial army with Prussian drill techniques. These were very effective. 
  •  How Did the War Affect Families
  • Thomas Paine was a writer best known for his pamphlet Common Sense.  On December 19, 1776 he published The American Crisis.
  • Loyalists
  • Foreign aid was crucial to the colonists winnng the American Revolution. Without the help of other countries, the soldiers would have eventually died of starvation or would die in battle. The colonial army was poor. Our soldiers were freezing and starving. Luckily, money from other countries saved us.
  • Soldiers wouldn't see their families for often months at a time. This seperated the bond that fathers had with their wives and children. 
  • Some loyalists went back to England to avoid the war and unjust treatment from the Patriots. Loyalists were driven from their homes, their property was burned, and some were tarred and feathered.
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