"These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
The victories at Saratoga got the French to help and fight alongside the Americans
Valley Forge was an important encampment that the colonial army stayed during the winter where men were dropping like flies from freezing, starving, or being very ill
The effect on the families of war
Thomas Paine wrote about the hardships happening in the encampment at valley forge
Treatment of loyalists
Foreign counties such as Spain and Cuba gave the US money and France fought alongside the colonial soldiers and after Saratoga was heard about people such as FRIEDRICH VON STEUBEN and Marquis de Lafayette aided the colonial army.
The wives of the soldiers would have to stay home and take care of the kids and the kids would have to make due with no father figure
In the colonies the loyalists were treated bad, they could be beaten, tar and feathered, or even killed because they felt the opposite of almost everyone else.