The British General John Burgoyne celebrated Christmas in 1776 by placing a bet on the American Revolution
I bet i can beat the Americans and become victorious from America by Christmas day 1777!!
In the Spring of 1777, Burgoyne loaded cases of champagne onto a ship and set out across the ocean with high hopes
I hope that once i get off the boat, people wont know about my secret strategy to destroy the Americans.
The basic idea of the plan was simple: slice the US in two. This would be done by attacking the centrally located state of New York form the north and south at the same time.
Great... They All know my plan, but I shall not let this discourage me.
Now you can see why the battle of Saratoga is called the "turning point" of the American Revolution.
We have won our biggest victory yet over the British!
This Victory convinced France one of the most powerful nation in the world, to join forces with the United States.
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