• Scenic rural landscape with green lawn, cloud-flecked blue sky, and autumn foliage punctuated by a small, deep red farmhouse and red cannon carriages.

    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

A Crucial American Victory

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender.  This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.

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Left to right: modern flags of France, Spain, the Netherlands.

Like a pebble cast into still waters, the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga sent political ripples across the world. France became an ally of the United States. Spain and the Netherlands both provided limited, unofficial aid to the U.S.