Saratoga As A Turning Point In The Battle Of Saratoga

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The only reason why the battle started was because the British felt they needed to cut New England off from the rest of the states in order to finally crush the Revolution. The Battle of Saratoga began September 19, 1777 and ended October 17, 1777. The Battles of Saratoga decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American War of Independence and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war. The battles were fought eighteen days apart on the same ground, 9 miles south of Saratoga, New York. Burgoyne's campaign to divide New England from the southern colonies had started well, but slowed down because of problems. During the summer of 1776, a powerful army under British General Sir William Howe invaded the New
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