The battle of Saratoga was important because it was the turning point of the war since it made the French want to help.
Valley Forge was important because George Washington lost a lot of troops due to hunger, freezing to death, sickness, abandonment, and end of term in the army. Until Christopher Ludwick came and made them a bunch of food.
Thomas Paine was Patriot writer. Wrote a pamphlet called American Crisis. Which brought up the spirits of American troops to cross the Delaware.
Foreign aid was helpful because they trained the patriots. They help fund their troops. They helped win some fights. The French were the main contributers
Families were affected because the women would have to farm and take care of children by themselves. Also, the children had no father.
Patriots would be jerks and boo at loyalists and mob at them. They would some times tar and feather loyalists.