The Saratoga battle was very important to the American Colonists. Winning the battle of Saratoga brought France and Spain over to America to help the Colonists fight.
Valley Forge was a place for the Colonists to stay, but wasn't always nice. During the winter at Valley Forge, about 10 men each week were dying. When the spring finally came, the soldiers were ready to fight.
Thomas Paine was the writer of the book Common Sense. Thomas Paine delivered the challenge of liberty warfare. This idea would salvage the revolution.
Foreign aid was very helpful to the Colonists. With the help of foreign aid, the Colonists were able to regain confidence. Some of the helpful foreigners include Juan de Miralles, Friedrich von Steuben, and Christopher Ludwick.
Families that had a soldier in the war were greatly affected. The wives had to learn to take care of the families by themselves, as well as run a farm or business. The children had to learn to live without a father being at home.
The Loyalists were treated very poorly by the Colonists. Their neighbors would shun them, they would also be victims of violence. Some Loyalists would be arrested, while others, rarely, executed.